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Osimhen’s impending move to Napoli excites Buhari – Envoy

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Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador to Italy, Franklin Ogunyemi, has said that Victor Osimhen’s imminent move to the Italian side, Napoli has come as great news to Nigerians, just as President Muhammadu Buhari is excited with the development.

Napoli is expected to announce the signing of the 21-year-old from Lille any moment from now, and Ogunyemi, who spoke on Radio Kiss Kiss, a Naples based radio station, said the entire diplomatic staff in the Nigerian Embassy in Italy were delighted with the move.

“The entire Nigerian diplomatic mission, headed by Ambassador Yusuf Jonga Hinna, is very happy with Victor Osimhen’s transfer to Naples. We know that the Head of State of our country, Muhammadu Buhari, is also happy with this transfer. Osimhen is a young player, but already very strong. He will perhaps be the highest-paid African player, a sign that we are talking about a very talented boy,” the envoy said.

He continued: “He is strong, fast, and tactical. He has a characteristic of the Nigerian population; he never gives up. For these reasons, I compare him to Ronaldo. The Nigeria Football Federation is happy with it, thanks because in turn, it will find a player improved by the strength of an extraordinary league like the Italian one.

“Naples represents the right choice, the ideal place to grow and bring the club at even higher levels. Then, in Naples – as in the rest of Italy – there is a large representation of the Nigerian population who will certainly be cheering for Osimhen and, consequently guenza, for Napoli.”

Osimhen scored 18 goals in his first season with Lille, a performance that caught the attention of top clubs in Europe.


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