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The 22-year-old Super Eagle explains how he rose from doing menial jobs to being a professional player in Europe.

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has revealed how he struggled to make ends meet before he transformed into a professional player.

The 22-year-old, who is currently enjoying a good run of form for Serie A side Napoli where he has managed four goals from six appearances, has explained while growing up, he used to do menial jobs like cleaning gutters, fetching water to survive.

“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.

“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.”

On his journey to stardom, the former Lille 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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