Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was able to celebrate the Super Eagle’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations win over Cameroon, in the presence of his ‘idol’ Didier Drogba.
The Nigerian forward helped the Super Eagles progress into the quarter-finals of the 2023 AFCON as Ademola Lookman scored twice in a 2-0 victory in Ivory Coast. Nigeria will next face Angola in the competition.
Osimhen was able to take a moment to enjoy the team’s success so far with former Chelsea forward Drogba however. The pair have already shown some comradery during the tournament as they embraced before Nigeria’s win over the Ivory Coast.
Napoli’s star striker was able to enjoy a friendly moment with his hero for another playful embrace before then talking to the television with Drogba. Once again Osimhen was able to pay tribute to the Chelsea legend.
“It’s an honour to play on the land of Didier Drogba, my idol,” he told Ivorian network NCI.
Chelsea supporters will hope that their former forward can lay down the groundwork over a possible summer move for Osimhen. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has already suggested the 25-year-old could soon move to an ‘English team’ despite recently signing a new deal.
The Serie A chief said: “We knew that since last summer. That’s why the contract negotiations were so drawn out and amicable… but we knew perfectly well that he would go to Real Madrid, to PSG or an English team.”
Osimhen noted earlier in the tournament that he already knew where his next step would take him. He said: “For me, at Napoli, I signed a new contract, I am enjoying my time there. At the end of the season… I already made up my mind. I already know what I want to do with my career.
“Since I’ve started, I’ve been the one making my own decisions, everything is working out well for me even though I started it didn’t go as well as planned. I already had my plan, I already know the next step I want to take. For now, I want to finish the season strong, relax with my daughter, think about my life and then come out with the decision I have already made.”