Victor Osimhen’s Childhood Friend in Euphoria After ‘Feeling’ the CAF Top Player Award

Victor Osimhen’s Childhood Friend in Euphoria After ‘Feeling’ the CAF Top Player Award

Babajide Orevba
June 21, 2024 at 8:10 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen returned to Olusosun, a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, where he spent his childhood days, and reunited with friends
  • The Napoli striker grew up in the slums of the state but defied the odds, going on to become the best footballer from Africa
  • Osimhen presented the prestigious gong to his teachers and friends, and 'Yemzo' was euphoric at having a 'feel' of the top prize

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Having posed with Victor Osimhen's CAF Player of the Year Award, childhood friend, 'Yemzo', said he is bound for heaven.

The Napoli striker returned to Olusosun in the Ojota area of Lagos State, where he spent his childhood days.

The Super Eagles forward became the first Nigerian player in 24 years to win the African Footballer of the Year title.

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Victor Osimhen presented his CAF Player of the Year Award to his childhood friends. Photo Credit: Yemzo.
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In December 2023, he won the CAF 2023 award as the men's player of the year, becoming the first Nigerian to win the award since Nwankwo Kanu in 1999, Arise News reports.

This came after leading Napoli to the Serie A title during the 2022/23 season with 26 league goals. He also won the top scorer's award, becoming the first African to achieve such a feat in Italian football.

It is believed that he visits Olusosun anytime he is in Lagos. The Arsenal and Chelsea target reunited with his friends in the area and presented the prestigious gong to them.

In his reaction, Adeyemi Adesoye, popularly known as 'Yemzo', said he was overjoyed to have a feel of the CAF top player's award. He told Sports Brief:

"My name is Adeyemi Adesoye, Yemzo, childhood friend of Victor Osimhen, I am really happy to reunite with him.
"Osimhen has been doing so well in the 'hood. After the CAF Award, we have been expecting him.
"I am really happy he came around with the CAF Award. I am overjoyed that, this same award I see on TV with the likes of Didier Drogba, Sadio Mane, [Mohamed] Salah and the rest, I, 'Yemzo', can touch it."

Taribo West offers advice to Osimhen

Sports Brief earlier reported that Victor Osimhen continued to dominate the discussions across the Nigerian football circle following his outburst at ex-manager, Finidi George.

The Napoli star, who was visibly unimpressed with the reports making the headlines about his absence from the national team, took to social media to criticise the coach.

Taribo West has commented on the events that unfolded between the ace and his former boss, offering advice to the Napoli superstar based on his own career experiences.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.