Homepage - Online Entertainment and Lifestyle Magazine in Nigeria
www.happenings.com.ng
No Nicolas Pepe, No Problem: Victor Osimhen Shines On Lille Debut
Victor Osimhen
Latest

No Nicolas Pepe, No Problem: Victor Osimhen Shines On Lille Debut

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Super Eagles forward striker, Victor Osimhen scored twice as Lille defeated Nantes 2-1 in their first game of the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season.

The 20-year-old was brought in to fill the void left by Nicolas Osimhen who left for Arsenal for £72 million this summer and he seems to have embraced the challenge with both hands.

There's been excitement amongst Lille fans about his arrival and he made himself even more popular even more with his display.

It took the Nigerian international just 19 minutes to find the back of the net the Great Danes as they enjoyed a winning start to the season.

The youngster finished expertly to put his team in the lead after receiving a fine pass from Jose Fonte.

The number 7 then scored the winner ten minutes from time when he fired past Alban Lafont when left unmarked in the box.

Osimhen combined to good effect with fellow new signing, Tim Weah, Jonathan Ikone, and Jonathan Bamba and more of that would be expected when they travel to Amiens SC on August 17 for their next fixture.