Osimhen hits back at Finidi over commitment claims

Published on: 15 June 2024

Super Eagles star striker, Victor Osimhen has responded to comments made by former Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George regarding his deliberate absences from June FIFA window, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.

Osimhen missed the recent 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Benin Republic due to injury, but Finidi suggested that the striker could still have played in the two matches.

In an Instagram live, Osimhen fired back at Finidi, stating: "The moment I got a medical report of my injury, I called Finidi while I was with the doctor, I asked Finidi George to allow me to stay with the players in the camp, but Finidi asked me not to bother and to stay with my family. Now, after two bad games, everybody is blaming me."

The Napoli striker also highlighted his previous efforts for the national team, saying: "I know how many injuries I've played with for Nigeria and I played my heart out, but after two bad games, everybody is attacking me."

The senior national team now the a quick fix as the three time African champions are on the brink of missing out on the 2026 World Cup.


By Olujimi Dare Ogun