By Nji Nelson Chefor

Sports Writer, Cameroon.

Victor Osimhem, Super Eagles striker has revealed that he sold bottled water in the Lagos traffic so as to safe his family from untold hardship and financial difficulties.

The Nigerian international also narrated how he rescued his family from untold financial difficulties following the rise in his football career.

The former under 17 world cup highest goal scorer, who after some years came to limelight last season football season at Sporting Charleroi, said life was very difficult for his siblings after his mother’s death and joblessness of his father.

He disclosed that his father lost his job three months after his mother’s demise.According to him, his brother hawked sports newspapers, while the sister sold oranges in the street.In addition to that, the Nigerian international also said he earlier sold bottled water in Lagos traffic to help his family survive.

But after the meteoric rise in his career, Osimhen said his family members are now living the life they deserved. In his words:

The Nigerian forward came into the global football stage after a successful outing in the FIFA U17 World in Chile with the Golden Eaglets squad, and later secured a move to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, where he played 14 top-flight games in two seasons.Though, he struggled to establish himself in the German club, he secured a move to Belgium, where he played the entire 2018/19 season and scored 12 goals in 25 league matches.

As fate would have it, he was snapped up by OSC Lille of France where he has seven goals in nine Ligue 1 matches so far this season.

On the international stage, Osimhen was in the Super Eagles’ squad that played a two all tie against Ukraine in a friendly game at the Dnipro Arena on September 10 and he scored Nigeria’s second goal.He was also among the squad that faced Brazil in an international friendly recently in Singapore.

Victor Osimhem scored two goals and provided two assists in Nigeria’s 4#2 win against Lesotho and he was again on the score sheet when Nigeria defeated Benin Republic 2#1.


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