Osimhen ready to fight for shirt in U-23 camp

Osimhen ready to fight for shirt in U-23 camp

FIFA U-17 World Cup highest goal scorer ever, Victor Osimhen, has expressed readiness to battle for shirt after arriving at the camp of the U-23 National Team ahead of the international friendly game against Brazil later this month.

The striker, who arrived the Star View Palace Hotel camp of the Dream Team at about 1pm on Sunday was received by interim Head Coach, Fatai Amao.

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“I have come to fight for a jersey in this friendly match that is part of preparations for the Rio Olympics and I am happy to be among the invited players. You know I was part of the Golden Eaglets team that defeated the Brazilians at the last U-17 World Cup in Chile and so it will a pleasure for me to play them at their backyard and hopefully find the back of the net, as I did against them in Chile,” he told

With his arrival, Osimhen became the first foreign -based player to arrive camp in preparation for the game.

The U-23 are expected to depart the shores of the country on Sunday, March 20, aboard a South African Airways flight.

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