- Nigerians said President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire was star-struck for holding and asking Victor Osimhen to greet fans in the stadium
- Osimhen was on the podium with President Ouattara during the presentation of medals on Sunday, February 11
- Sébastien Haller scored late to lead the host nation to a remarkable AFCON title with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria in the final
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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - Nigerians have reacted after President of Cote d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara held Victor Osimhen and asked him to greet all the Ivorians in the stadium.
In a tweet posted by FIFA & CAF accredited photojournalist, Sulaiman Pooja Adebayo, @PoojaMedia, he said President Ouattara was star-struck
"We didn't win the AFCON trophy but we made it visible to the world of football
Man was the gold we won in the tournament. Better days ahead
Osimhen has the passion. I love him for his fighting spirit, but tactically and skills-wise he needs to up is game. His presence was not felt at the AFCON.
I love him so much.
We are winning it next year.
African Player of the Year for a reason
much respect to the Ivorian president
This one sweet me. I will watch Napolis match more. As long as my Osimhen is in it.
See Victor naaaa ,my boy too fine ,am proud of you all my Nigeria players
NIGERIA at the AFCON finals made it more interesting and more viewed. Say this anywhere, anytime.
The AFCON never respected their best player. AFCON bullied Osimhen and made him feel bad by canceling most of his goals, and awarding fouls against him when his tackle was clean. But if it was a European best, even the officials at the World Cup would protect him.
Lol it's just that we love Osimhen for his fighting spirit. We have Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré and others. Our president can't be starstruck by Osimhen
Osimhen is bigger than all their players
Africa Best for a reason
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