Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles Star Snubs Ronaldo, Messi As He Creates His Ultimate Player, Video

Victor Osimhen: Super Eagles Star Snubs Ronaldo, Messi As He Creates His Ultimate Player, Video

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen is set to lead Nigeria’s attack against Cameroon
  • The Mercurial striker took to the media ahead of the clash
  • The Super Eagles talisman has created his ultimate player

The lead-up to the pulsating Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash between Nigeria and Cameroon continues to herald the continent’s football space.

Football stars from both teams are eagerly preparing for the knockout clash against their neighbouring nations.

One player set to shine on the grand stage is the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year Victor Osimhen.

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Victor Osimhen gestures during the Africa Cup of Nations clash between Nigeria and Guinea Bissau. Image: Issouf Sanogo.
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The Nigerian forward is poised to make a significant impact on the tournament as the Super Eagles strive for a fourth AFCON crown and the first in a decade.

Nevertheless, leading up to the clash, the 25-year-old forward, who spoke to the media, took the opportunity to conceptualise his ideal player.

Osimhen creates his ultimate player

In a conversation with football expert Pooja, the Napoli star faced the challenging task of crafting his Ultimate football player.

Surprisingly, the Nigerian talisman opted not to include the iconic figures, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Instead, he chose the left foot of his Nigerian teammate Samuel Chukwueze and selected AC Milan’s forward Rafael Leao for the right foot.

When it came to speed, Osimhen picked Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe. For strength, he opted for the prowess of former Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

When asked about skill, he chose Brazil’s talisman Neymar Jr, and he concluded by selecting the footballing IQ of former Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov.

The choices made by the marquee forward have ignited a buzz on social media. While some agree with his selections, others are surprised by a few of his choices.

Nevertheless, Osimhen, who has faced recent scrutiny due to his goal drought at the AFCON, is determined to lead the charge as Nigeria aims for another victory over Cameroon.

Super Eagles get timely AFCON boost

Sports Brief in another report stated that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have received a timely boost ahead of the AFCON clash against Cameroon.

The three-time Cup of Nations winners are pleased to announce the return of injured midfielder star Alhassan Yusuf. The combative midfielder had sustained an injury during the AFCON fixture against Equatorial Guinea in the West African nation.

Yusuf's comeback aligns with the return of team vice-captain Williams Troost Ekong.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).