African Young Player of the Year and Nigerian Victor Osimhen has expressed his intention to combine education with his football career.
He said shortly after he was crown the African Young player award at the Glo/Caf Awards in Abuja on Thursday that he would ensure that he complete his education while playing in Europe.
Osimhen had been to Germany where he would be sealing a contract with a Bundesliga club, Wolfburg. However, He said, “Education is my first priority, though, I got the fame in football but I will like to continue my education in Europe; it will be best for me.’’
He also had offer from Arsenal but from all indications, the lad would be going to Wolfsburg. According to him, the Wolfsburg’s coach assurances are morale booster for him and that he prefers playing for the German club to any other club in Europe.
“I just want to clear the air on this; I visited Wolfsburg and I think with the promises the Head Coach of the team made to me when I visited the arena, I think Wolfsburg is my destination.
“As long as I am enjoying myself there, I will be there for some years then, I will move on.’’
“Actually I was born for greatness and God has been guiding me.
“I think I am ripe enough to compete with big names in football and I think I still have enough to learn.
“Going to Europe to compete with the best requires a lot of hard work; the under-17 and under-21 are different from the football played in Europe but I think I am ready for the task ahead.”