Nigerian international and Lille Star, Victor Osimhen, has narrated how he did menial jobs to survive to his fans, adding how his background experiences almost frustrated him from playing the round leather game.
Osimhen, in an interview with Buchi Labalaba, revealed that, said Since everything good surely wouldn’t come easy, surely there is a story behind every success.
Osimhen shared his bad and most devastating experience trying to reach the pick of his footballing career.
The Lille Star, also recounted how he started at Olusosun, a place very close to Ojota, Lagos.
When narrating how he got into the football game, he said that in his boyhood days, there used to be a competition organised to take winners to Malta.
He saw this as an opportunity to start a promising football career, but things didn’t go as planned.
“I struggled through out the competition to get to the final, as my mind is set to playing football abroad. But getting close to the final stage, I broke my ankle. The person who took me there abandoned me in pain, as my father became my physio. On other occasion, I broke my arm. That was how they took others to Malta and I was left out because they thought I was injury prone,” Osimhen added.
Most footballers, especially the ones from this part of the world, who had it rough and tough trying to go farther in football, were one time faced with difficulty and along the line, gave up on their dreams of becoming a star just because they couldn’t match up with the obstacles between them and greatness.