Napoli’s Victor Osimhen Reveals Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Was His Childhood Hero

Napoli’s Victor Osimhen Reveals Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba Was His Childhood Hero

  • Victor Osimhen has candidly come out to say that Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba was his childhood growing up
  • Drogba is one of the most revered African strikers in history and is fondly remembered for his Champions League-winning heroics in 2012
  • Osimhen also revealed that his favourite goal was against Chelsea in a Champions League match for Lille in 2019

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has lavished praise on Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. Osimhen, who also turns out for the Nigerian national team, is a sought-after striker at the moment.

The lanky forward has been on the radar of top European clubs like Arsenal and Bayern Munich, who are actively looking for strikers in the upcoming transfer window.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Chelsea, Didier Drogba
Napoli's Victor Osimhen. Photo by MB Media.
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Osimhen was bought from Lille in 2019 for a fee of around 70 million euros. He has been instrumental in Napoli’s push for the Serie A title before eventually falling off the pace and finishing third behind the Milan giants.

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In an interview with the Nigerian Football Federation, Osimhen said that he looked up to Drogba while growing up. The Ivorian made a name for himself as one of the greatest African players ever during his stint at Chelsea.

Osimhen who is now 23 years old, also recounted how scoring against Chelsea in the Champions League was his favourite goal. He netted against the English giants in October of 2019.

My childhood idol is Didier Drogba. The goal moment I cherished was when I scored against Chelsea. The feeling was special because I know a lot of my friends that are Chelsea fans, and before the game, they texted me that they don’t care if Chelsea wins, as long as I scored.
They wanted me to actualise my dream and that’s one of the best moments in my career.

According to Goal, Osimhen is currently with the Nigerian team as they prepare for their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Sierra Leone on Thursday.

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Ahmed Musa refutes claims that he is retiring anytime soon

Sports Brief previously reported that Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa has debunked claims he said he was retiring from the national team after the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 29-year-old forward has made a comeback to the Super Eagles after he was invited by newly appointed Super Eagles coach Jose Poseiro ahead of Nigeria’s upcoming AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome on June 9 and 13, respectively.

The Super Eagles will face Sierra Leone at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Thursday, June 9 to begin their 2023 AFCON qualification campaign.

Source: Sports Brief News