Coach Paul Erikewe Reveals How He Nurtured Victor Osimhen


Coach Paul Erikewe of Olusosun United Football Academy has described the exploits of Victor Osimhen as a story foretold.

The Ex-Custom FC Boss of Sokoto and Abuja in a chat with Sportspro News at the sideline of the Super Talents Football Scouting Tournament in Ilorin said the Napoli goal poacher had shown to be great asset  noting his urge for success.

” I am not surprised at seeing Victor making waves because he has always been type of person that gave it all when he was young and what he hates most is defeat” said Erikewe.

Noting the slow start of Osimhen in his current club before he restored back his firing prowess, the gaffer recalled how the striker had to struggle during in his days at Wolfsburg adding that prayers and hard work eventually saw him overcoming those challenges.

“In that of Napoli, it started coming up a little bit late; But when he got his ass together we saw him hitting double in goals .
Next season we hope he will extend his present goals record for Napoli more than that” said the ex-Punch FC of Lagos handler.

“Victor will struggle to make sure he contribute to the victory of the club. He was good aerially, in speed and shooting- so i am not surprised presently that he is making waves with the same thing I imbibed him when he was with me at Olusosun United” he recalled the teen days of the Edo State born Super Eagles Striker.

Erikewe further revealed that Olusosun United was fashioned after the community where his mother hails from, having drawn the inspiration from Clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United.

“I have an Academy, Olusosun United FA and we are more involved in scouting programmes. We participated in  programme last month in Ilaro, later in Ijebu-Ode and now in Ilorin” he revealed.

The tactician stated that his desire to give back to his community also influenced his decision to raise a team with aims to create opportunities for young and talented footballers.


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