Victor Osimhen hit back at Finidi George comments questioning his commitment


In a drastic turn of events, Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has publicly responded to former Super Eagles coach Finidi George’s remarks questioning his commitment to Nigeria’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The incident has sparked a significant debate within the Nigerian football community.

Osimhen was injured for the games, but Finidi maintained the striker could still have managed to play the matches.

Osimhen twisted his ankle and was ruled out for four weeks.

The 25-year-old Napoli striker has now said he is now being attacked for the failure of the Super Eagles to win both matches.

Osimhen who took to his to Instagram page, defended himself, stating, “I asked Finidi George to allow me to stay with the players in the camp, but Finidi asked me not to bother, that I should stay with my family. Now, after two bad games, everybody is blaming me. I know how many injuries I’ve played with for Nigeria and I played my heart out, but after two bad games, everybody is attacking me.”

The 25-year-old striker, pivotal for both Napoli and the Nigerian national team, expressed his deep disappointment and loss of respect for Finidi.

“I have lost every respect I have for him,” Osimhen added, highlighting a significant rift within the Nigerian football community.

Osimhen’s response has fueled a heated debate among fans and analysts about player commitment and management decisions, underscoring the tensions that can arise in the high-stakes world of international football.


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