New arrival at SSC Napoli of Italy, Victor Osimhen has received a huge dose of praises, advice and prayers from the coach that shot him to international limelight, Emmanuel Amuneke, who says he is happy for the youngster’s career progress and potentials for the future, megasportsarena.com reports.
While reacting to the transfer from Lille Metropole of France to Napoli that was eventually made official and confirmed on Friday, Amuneke said is always happy when any of his products from the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning Golden Eaglets’ squad take fresh steps forward in their respective careers.
With Osimhen now adding another feather to his cap, as the Chile 2015 top scorer, who previously played for VfL Wolfsburg of Germany and Sporting Charleroi of Belgium now prepares to start playing for his fourth club in Europe, Amuneke said during Mega Sports on Star 101.5 FM, Lagos that he is happy and proud for the fast-rising whiz-kid.
The former Super Eagles’ winger and African Footballer of The Year 1994 went on to advice Osimhen to keep his head down and stay focused, in order to avoid any pitfalls that could derail his already highly promising career; especially as he pointed out that playing in the Italian Serie A would be tougher than everywhere else the lad has been.
He also enthused that better days are lying ahead of Osimhen, who the former Julius Berger FC of Lagos, Zamalek of Egypt, Sporting Lisbon of Portugal and Barcelona of Spain icon noted still has age on his side, as he is now the costliest ever African player at just 21-years-old, but then stressed that the rave of the moment must maintain good character in order to avoid losing track.
Amuneke stated: “I am happy for him and Ill thank God him. It’s what I say about all the boys that passed under me. I am praying for all of them to be successful. He is young and still has age on his side, but he has to stay focused.
“I can only advice him to keep the right attitude and maintain a good character, so that he will do well in Napoli and continue his progress. It is not easy playing in Italy, so he has to keep on working hard and avoid anything that could slow him down.
“He’s the type of player that always wants to succeed; that’s one of his biggest assets – he is ready to fight in order to win. He fights hard to score in every match, which should help him now at Napoli. I am happy for him, and I pray that God’s favour will continue to follow him.”