Victor Osimhen, recently crowned as the CAF 2023 African Player of the Year, has conveyed a heartfelt message expressing gratitude for his journey from street hawking in Lagos to achieving global football stardom. In a poignant post, the Napoli striker recounted the challenges of his upbringing, detailing the struggles of hawking in traffic to support his family while nurturing an unwavering passion for football,leadership reports.
Osimhen’s narrative encapsulates the rollercoaster of highs and lows he faced throughout his journey, acknowledging the joy of victories and the sting of defeats. Despite facing critics and detractors, he underscores the pivotal role played by his family, fans, and his enduring love for football in keeping him motivated.
He dedicates his success to his parents, acknowledging their unwavering support and expressing gratitude to his family, fans, coaches, and all those who contributed to his journey. Beyond celebrating his triumph, Osimhen highlights the achievements of fellow African athletes, emphasizing that dreams indeed come true.
Closing with the powerful statement “GOD is the greatest,” Osimhen reflects humility and gratitude, recognizing the blessings in his life and attributing his success as a divine gift. His message concludes with appreciation for his family, fans, coaches, and a congratulatory note to Chiamaka Nnadozie and Asisat Oshoala, affirming that dreams can become reality.