Victor Osimhen Delights Journalist With Classy Gesture After Napoli Masterclass

Victor Osimhen Delights Journalist With Classy Gesture After Napoli Masterclass

Elijah Odetokun
March 16, 2023 at 10:31 AM
  • Victor Osimhen bagged a brace to help Napoli beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in Naples
  • The Serie A league leaders progressed to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals 5-0 on aggregate
  • UEFA technical observers awarded the Nigerian striker the man of the match

Victor Osimhen is one of the hottest strikers in Europe right now. He is helping Napoli fight on many fronts in the Italian Serie A and the UEFA Champions League.

He bagged a brace last night as Napoli eased past German opposition Eintracht Frankfurt in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, UEFA Champions League.
Victor Osimhen was awarded the man of the match for his performance against Eintracht Frankfurt. Photo from @ChampionsLeague.
Source: Twitter

UEFA technical observers awarded the Nigerian powerhouse the man of the match for his performances, which saw him reach four goals in five games in the competition this season, as noted by UEFA.

Osimhen's classy gesture to journalist

The striker is a friend of Nigerian international journalist and owner of OmaSports, Oma Akatugba. The two have been friends since the 24-year-old's struggling days at VfL Wolfsburg, Sports Brief understands.

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According to a video published on Twitter by Oma, as he's simply referred to, the two met at the parking lot outside Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, where the journalist was allowed to have a feel of the gong.

Akatugba, who could not hide his joy, talked in his usual tone, calling himself privileged and blessed and then hailed the former Lille striker as the best in the world.

The Germany-based UEFA-accredited journalist flew into Naples to watch Victor play and, ahead of the match, revealed he would be wearing socks branded for the striker.

As reported by Lega Serie A, the U17 World Cup winner became the first Napoli player to score in both legs of a knockout tie in the Champions League.

Osimhen cakes sold in Naples

Sports Brief earlier reported that a chef in the city baked and sold cakes that look like Osimhen. The cake was baked in brown colour with hazelnuts spread on the top like the striker's hair.

The striker was presented with the cake, and he was all smiles. His merchandise is taking over the City, with his protective mask replica getting sold out at the club's store.

He has endeared himself to Neapolitans for his goalscoring, power to bully defenders as well as connecting with the fans in the stadium during every game.

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Elijah Odetokun
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