Official statement by Victor Osimhen regarding Napoli saga
Super Eagles forward player, Victor Osimhen has released an official statement to clear the air on the current situation between himself and Napoli.
The Napoli striker has been in the news for the past couple of days concerning a video which was posted on the club's official Tiktok account depicting Victor Osimhen with a comical high voice appealing for a penalty against Bologna, which he then fired wide off the target.
However, Osimhen broke his silence in a statement released on Sunday, October 1, 2023, according to him the people of Naples are good and the accusations against them are untrue. He also appreciated everyone for lending their voices to support him.
"Coming to the City of Naples in 2020 was a wonderful decision for me. The People of Napoli have shown me so much love and kindness, and I will not allow anyone to come between us. The passion of the People of Naples fuels my fire to always play with my heart and soul, and the love for the badge is unwavering as I wear it with pride. The accusations against People of Naples are untrue. I have a lot of friends that are Napolitans and have become part of my family and everyday life. I appreciate Nigerians and everyone for lending their voices to support and reach out to me. I am forever grateful. Let’s support unity, respect and understanding. FORZA NAPOLI SEMPRE."
Napoli had earlier released a statement on its website on Thursday, September 28, 2023, stating that they had no intention to mock or humiliate Victor Osimhen with the video. According to them, the Super Eagles player is an asset to the club and he would be treated with respect.