How I saved my family from poverty – Victor Osimhen reveals

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has recounted how he saved his family from hardship following the rise in his football career.

The inform forward who enjoyed a breakthrough season last term at Sporting Charleroi, said life was difficult for his
siblings after his mother’s death and father’s joblessness.

According to him, his brother hawked sports newspapers, while sister sold oranges in the street.

In addition to that, the Nigerian international also said he earlier sold bottled water in Lagos traffic to help his family survive.

He also recounted how he once joined his friends to scavenge for crampons and shoes at the former Olusosun dumpsite in Oregun-Ojota area of Lagos.

But after the meteoric rise in his career, Osimhen said his family members are now living the life they deserved.

“It was very difficult, when I lost my mother, it became tougher after my father lost his job and everything was very hard for us.

“We did not have enough to eat, but now I can give my family everything they want, since I became a professional.

I’ve been able to quickly break the deadlock and give them the life they deserve,” Osimhen told BeIN Sport.

Osimhen has began the season in blistering form and has seven goals in nine Ligue 1 matches so far this season.

Odiase Osayande

Written by Odiase Osayande

Odiase Osayande is a senior sports writer at Dockaysworld. He is a strong supporter of Liverpool and he's telling the best stories of the beautiful game of football to fans worldwide.


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