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Osimhen: I listen to gospel music before any match

Osimhen: I listen to gospel music before any match
February 01
12:36 2021

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles forward, says listening to gospel music keeps him calm when heading to the stadium for games.

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Osimhen told TheCable that before any match, he makes sure he prays, listens to gospel music as well as ‘Patience’, a 2010 song by Nas, American rapper, and Damian Marley, Jamaican reggae vocalist.

After blossoming at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile and emerging as the highest goal scorer as well as the MVP, the 22-year-old joined Wolfsburg — a stint that never panned out as expected.

But a loan to Charleroi, a Belgian side, saw him play over 2000 minutes of senior football, netting 12 goals in 25 league games.

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After an impressive outing with Charleroi, Osimhen was snatched by Lille, a French Ligue side, where he went on to excel less than one season, thanks to a number of exceptional displays domestically and across Europe.

Osimhen, however, left Lille for Napoli, an Italian club, in a deal worth £74 million in July 2020.

“It’s quite simple for me. Before I go for games, I listen to gospel music and before I leave my hotel room, I always leave everything in the hands of the Lord. I pray,” Osimhen told TheCable.

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“When we are going to the stadium, I listen to “Patience” by Nas and Damian Marley which really calm my soul regardless of the storm I might go and face there.

“It’s been helping me during my Charleroi days. It’s been helping me here also.

“These are the things I do when going for the games.”

The Nigeria international has scored two goals in ten league appearances for Napoli this season.

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