Lagos - FIFA U17 highest goal scorer at the just concluded
2015 U17 World Cup in Chile, Victor Osimhen has been tipped to shine at the
ongoing Africa U23 Nations Cup in Senegal.
Osimhen's Golden Eaglets colleague, Funsho Bamigboye who they
both won the FIFA U17 World Cup for a record fifth time for Nigeria told News24
in a chat that the ten goal hero at the World Cup will deliver if given the
chance in Senegal.
Victor Osimhen was a late replacement for another former U17
and U20 team star, Isaac Success in Nigeria's U23 squad currently playing in
the Africa U23 Nations Cup.
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“I’ve played with Victor, he's strong but his real talent
lies in his positioning and his goal scoring abilities. The world saw what he
can do at the FIFA U17 World Cup which was won,” Funsho Bamigboye told News24.
"It's a thing of joy to see him get a call up to the
national U23 team and I'm very optimistic that he will deliver when he gets an
opportunity to play. He is an asset to any team he plays for," Bamigboye
Victor Osimhen is yet to feature after two matches Nigeria
has played at Africa U23 Nations Cup but the team led by former Super Eagles
striker, Samson Siasia started the tournament with a 3-2 win over Mali and a
draw with Egypt in their second match.For
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