Drogba, Mikel Others Inspired Me – Osimhen

Drogba, Mikel Others Inspired Me – Osimhen
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Joel Ajayi with agency report

Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Napoli of Italy striker Victor Osimhen has revealed  how Ivorian International Didier Drogba, the former Super Eagles midfielder and captain John Mikel, strikerand  Odion Ighalo and inspired him.


While speaking to teammates William Troost-Ekong, Osimhen said how difficult it was for him and his family to make a living back then.

The Napoli striker wanted to become a professional player, inspired by a lot of big legends like Didier Drogba, Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, and many others.

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“I feel like I have achieved this feat, it’s one of my biggest achievements in life”, the former striker added.

“When I was growing up I was cleaning the gutters for 20 Naira, for my landlord and did some cleaning jobs for my neighbors, fetch the water for 80 Naira I think.

“I found pleasure in doing these things because I believe when I worked so hard to get this money it was important for me, I had consciousness on how to spend this money and help my family.

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“My brother was selling newspapers, my sister’s oranges. I was in the traffic with water and I’d had to chase cars, give them the water to get the money. I feel like these struggles helped me in life.

“I am grateful for where I am today because of what I’ve been through, it shaped me into the man I am. I am grateful to God for that.”

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