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I cleaned gutters for 20 naira – Victor Osimhen reveals

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Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has revealed that he used to clean gutters for a pay of 20 Naira.

According to the footballer, he performed menial jobs in order to survive before his journey into professional football.

The 22-year-old Napoli forward revealed that part of the menial jobs he used do were cleaning gutters and fetching water to survive.

Osimhen 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.

“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 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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