“I Cleaned Gutters, Fetched Water For N20” — Footballer, Victor Osimhen Reveals Grass To Grace Story
Victor Osimhen who plays for the Italian Serie A side, Napoli intimated that he did menial jobs like cleaning gutters, fetching water just to make ends meet.
The skillful attacker furthered that he ran after cars in traffic to sell water [pure water] while his brother and sister, sold newspapers and oranges respectively on the street.
“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,” Osimhen said, quoted by Head Topics.
“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,” he added.
“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 fame, 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.”