I sold water bottles in Lagos to survive – Osimhen

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has narrated how he sold water bottles in the streets of Lagos just to survive with his family.

The Lille goal poacher recently lost his father and arrived Lagos via a private jet from France yesterday to visit his family, shared a touching story of his father’s lifestyle towards him and siblings.

Osimhen while sharing the experience of his late father said “I grew up in the very poor neighborhood of Olusosun, Nigeria. I lost my mum when I was very young, my dad went out to pick up something to eat.

“I have a memory of playing football with friends and we beat the opposing team, one of the player on the other team wound insult me and say, your dad is coming to meet my mum to beg for food, I will start to cry and cry.

“I lost mum on the month of October, three month later my dad lost his job, its been so hard on my family, my brother sold sports newspapers, my sister sold oranges on the street and me water bottles in the street at Lagos.

“When some tourists came we had to survive so we joined, at night we would give everything to our big sister and she would eat and organized everything.

“Part of my life was a hard struggle to survive but right now, its all good, when I needed my dad the most sadly he left. I love you so much dad,” Osimhen said.


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