Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has described Victor Osimhen as “the future of Nigerian football” after training with the youngster in the Super Eagles camp before Saturday’s clash with the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.
The Edo State-born teenage striker, could however, not make his senior international debut yesterday in Uyo against Tanzania.
Osimhen in next January, is due to sign a professional contract with German Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg.
His move to the German side came on the heels of his superlative performance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, where he emerged the record top scorer of the tournament with 10 goals and also helped the Golden Eaglets to win for the record five times.
“Osimhen is a good player. He is young, fast, very sharp, he is the future of Nigeria,” remarked Ighalo, who scored 15 goals for the Hornets last season.
“I have watched him in training these past few days. He is a youngster who has confidence and he is not afraid to take on defenders.
“And With time and hard work, he will be one of Nigeria’s best strikers.”
Osimhen, who has already been capped by Nigeria’s U-20 as well as the Olympic team, featured for the Eagles in Wednesday’s test match against Nigeria premier league side, Akwa United.