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Osimhen Joins U-23 Olympic Team, Ready to Fight For Shirt

by on March 14, 2016
 

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.”

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“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.

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