Victor Osimhen yesterday joined up with the national U-23 team, the Olympic team, ahead of a friendly against Rio Olympics hosts Brazil later this month, saying he has come to fight for a shirt.
The youngster was part of the squad who won the U-23 AFCON in Senegal in December just weeks after he emerged as all-time top scorer at the U17 World Cup in Chile.
In January, he signed an agreement to join German Bundesliga club Wolfsburg in January 2017.
“Victor has joined the U-23 training camp in Abuja,” one of his representatives informed.
“He is doing well, delighted to be called up and he is ready to give his best to Nigeria as always.”
“I have come to fight for a jersey in this friendly match that is part of preparations for the Rio Olympics and I am happy to be among the invited players. You know I was part of the Golden Eaglets team that defeated the Brazilians at the last U-17 World Cup in Chile and so it will a pleasure for me to play them at their backyard and hopefully find the back of the net, as I did against them in Chile,” Osimhen said.