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“I Used to Clean Gutter For N20” – Footballer Victor Osimhen Goes Down Memory Lane

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Super Eagles and Napoli star, Victor Osimhen has gone down memory lane of his ‘grass to grace’ story, sharing odd jobs he did before he gained fame.

The 22-year-old footballer, who is currently enjoying a good run of form for Serie A side Napoli, and scored five goals in six appearances, revealed he used to clean gutters and fetch water to survive.

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He said, “Most people are familiar when I say this because they have come through even worse [situations] than mine and where I grew up, nothing is promised there because whatever you want to get, you have to work so hard for it,” he said as quoted by Head Topics.

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“I remember when I was growing up, I was cleaning the gutters for 20 Naira, for my landlord and did some cleaning jobs for my neighbours close to my house, fetch water for 80 Naira, I think.

“I found pleasure in doing these things because I believed when I worked so hard to get this money, it was important for me. I had consciousness on how to spend this money and help my family.

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“While growing up, my brother was selling newspapers, my sister oranges. I was in the traffic with water and I’d had to chase cars, give them water to get the money. I feel like these struggles helped me in life.

“I am grateful for where I am today because of what I’d been through, it shaped me into the man I am. I am really grateful to God for that.”

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On his journey to stardom, the striker said: “It all started like a dream, a boyhood dream from the slum and I feel like I have achieved this feat, it’s one of my biggest achievements in life.”

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