Victor Osimhen had some words of motivation for his followers in his latest Instagram post.
He recently became the most expensive African footballer ever following his €80m move to Napoli. Osimhen did not have the rosiest of lives prior to the start of his footballing career and had to work really hard to reach the level he’s currently on now. From selling bottled water on the streets of Lagos to becoming Napoli’s record signing, he has really come a long way.
“I Have Seen How Tears Turned Into Smiles,It’s Beautiful To See What Time Can Do.Stay Prayed up🙏🏽”. He urges everyone to keep believing in their dream and to never give up.
His story is a prime example of how hardwork pay offs. Aspiring footballers can look up to him and have hope for their own careers. At a tender age, he unfortunately lost his mum and his dad was dismissed from his duty as a police officer. This was why he started selling bottled water in a bid to fend for himself. All that is history now as he has now elevated himself financially.
His football career also did not kick off on a rosy note. After a record-breaking U-17 campaign in Chile, he moved to German side Wolfsburg in search of greener pastures. Barely a month into his European adventure, he was ruled out with an injury for the entire season. Persistent injuries left Wolfsburg with no choice than to move him on. He ended up at Charleroi on loan the following season. A good debut season saw Lille come for him following Nicolas Pepe’s departure to Arsenal.
Another excellent campaign in France increased his stock massively and ignited Napoli’s interest in him. The rest, they say, is history.
After establishing a reputation as one of Europe’s finest forwards, he is now keen to make a mark at the Stadio San Paolo as Napoli look to return to being a major force in Italy once again. As they often say, the reward for hard work is more work