Victor Osimhen Says He Started His Football Career as a Goalkeeper

Victor Osimhen Says He Started His Football Career as a Goalkeeper

Ibitoye Shittu
March 22, 2023 at 9:59 AM
  • Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has scored 21 goals this term for Napoli in the Serie A and he is topping the chart
  • The Super Eagles star has now explained that he actually did not start his football career as a striker
  • Osimhen made it clear that he began his journey in football as a goalkeeper when he was in the youth team

Victor Osimhen has been doing excellently well this season for Napoli in the Serie A getting them goals. However, not many knew that the 24-year-old started his career as a goalkeeper.

The Nigerian striker made this revelation while answering questions in a video interview where he made it clear that he was a goalie when he was young.

Osimhen also revealed that there was even a tournament where he saved two penalties for his youth team in the semi-final of a tournament.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Super Eagles, goalkeeper
Victor Osimhen says he started his football career as a goalkeeper. Photo by Chris Ricco
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According to a video spotted on Twitter, Osimhen explained that he later stopped keeping and then became a defender before he became a striker.

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Revelation made by Osimhen

''I actually started as a goalkeeper for the youth team and there was a time they took us to a tournament and I caught two penalties which helped my team.
''After I stopped keeping, I later became a defender before becoming a striker.''

Watch the video below

Osimhen after registering 21 goals for Napoli this term is the one topping the goal scoring chart.

The former Lille star is also expected to lead the attack for the Super Eagles in their double header against Guinea Bissau.

Okocha wants Osimhen in EPL

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles legend, Jay-Jay Okocha showered encomiums on Osimhen, saying he has been impressed with the Nigerian striker's performances this season.

Osimhen is already set to etch his name into the football history books, judging by his brilliant form for Napoli, where he is currently topping the Serie A scoring table with 21 goals this term.

His brilliance in front of the goal has made him a target of many clubs in Europe, who are reportedly preparing to table offers to the Italian club in the summer.

Thanks in part to their lethal striker, Napoli have established a 19-point lead on the Serie A table and are in good position to life the title.

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