Sensational Super Eagles striker meets 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo

Sensational Super Eagles striker meets 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo

- Victor Osimhen was spotted in Ronaldo’s dressing room as they exchange pleasantries

- The Super Eagles striker was part of the Napoli side that defeated Juventus 1-0 in the Serie A

- Osimhen met with the legend as both stars posed for a photo which is now making the rounds

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Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen caught up with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo after Napoli defeated Juventus in the Serie A on Saturday, February 13.

The Nigerian forward was in action until the 75th minute of the encounter before he was replaced by Andrea Pategna at the Diego Maradona stadium.

Ronaldo played full 90 minutes in the encounter but failed to save his side after Lorenzo Insigne had scored for the hosts from the penalty spot in the first half.

Saturday’s crucial win has lifted Napoli to fourth place on 40 points from 21 games, a point behind Juventus.

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Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has however leapt to the defence of Nigerian star Victor Osimhen who seems to be struggling at the Italian club lately.

He was also introduced in the 53th minute against Genoa in a Serie A clash but failed to inspire the club as they lost 2-1 on Saturday, February 6.

Recall that Osimhen suffered a dislocated shoulder while on international duty in November last year which consequently saw him out of action for close to three months.

Since recovering last month, the striker has not made much impact for the Partenopei, but Gattuso is however confident the young striker will be at his best soon.

Sensational Super Eagles striker meets 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo
Victor Osimhen meets legendary Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo: Franco Romano
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The 22-year-old has scored twice in eight league appearances for the Blues this season.

He was a standout performer during the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015 after scoring record 10 goals to help the Golden Eaglets win their fifth title in Chile.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that ahead of the crucial AFCON qualifiers against Lesotho and Benin slated for March, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is set to invite FC Lorient of France sensation Terem Moffi to the national team.

The 21-year-old has scored six goals so far this season as Lorient battle to stay on top of the French top-flight.

Nigeria will welcome Lesotho and then visit next-door neighbours Benin thereafter in the final rounds of the qualifying tournament for the AFCON to be played in Cameroon next year.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba


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