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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

Emmanuel Amunike shaking Victor Osimhen for a job well done after he was substituted at the u17 World Cup in 2015

Emmanuel Amunike, the Nigerian champion who nearly eliminated Italy in the round of 16 at USA '94, is also the mentor of Victor Osimhen, the authentic African football legend, who in fact led the great market goal of Napoli in the victory of the Under 17 World Cup in 2015. 

A decisive tournament for the growth of Lille's talent, top scorer with ten goals when he was still wearing the Ultimate Strikers Academy shirt at home. And, towards Amunike, Osimhen can only reserve words for honey, often celebrating him as one of the people who have most affected his explosion.

Amunike said, " Osimhen is a great prospect - He is a young and talented striker with an excellent technique and the goal in the blood, which still has ample room for growth".

" He has an incredible goal in front of goal, he jumps easily and then he is very fast". It’s clear Napoli are one of the most important clubs in Italy, with a great history and passionate fans like few others,” 

" In my opinion, Osimhen has everything to become an idol to Napoli fans in the next years, he will only need some time to settle down.” Amunike added.

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Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen has been compared with legendary Ivorian striker Didier Drogba and they see him do better than him in the few years”.

Amunike in his words, " Victor is still young, he has to go a long way to reach Didier's level. But, in my opinion, one day he can also become stronger than him. Maybe in Serie A"

" To change championship and country again, after Germany, Belgium and France, will let him experience a new reality and to improve as a man and player.”

Widely regarded as one of Africa’s greatest players, Drogba was named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.

Osimhen finished the 2019/20 season with 13 goals from 25 Ligue 1 matches, and he was their top scorer in the campaign and he's expected to complete a big move to Napoli which reportedly worth €81 million soon.

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