How rejection made me a better player – Victor Osimhen   

372, Victor Osimhen

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, rose from the dead after his career went downhill at Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg, where he was never in the coach’s reckoning.

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However, the former Golden Eaglet star, earned his strides at Belgian Jupiler side Charleroi where he was on loan emerging the club’s best player of the season after scoring twenty goals.

In an interview with The Nation, Victor spoke of the turning point in his career revealing that it was his rejection by another Belgian side.

He told the paper, “I think the first and foremost reason I did well last season was the rejection I suffered at Zulte Waregem when they refused to sign me on loan from Wolfsburg, and it actually served as a motivation for me and when I signed for Charleroi, I knew I was going to face one of the clubs that rejected me.

“But I have good and positive people around me.  My sister usually speaks to me on phone late into the night just to pray for me; she really encourages me. She is a key factor in my progress and the president of Charleroi was also sympathetic to my cause and helpful to me. I can’t forget the first 15 minutes meeting I had with him, because that was the turning point for me. That meeting changed my life.

“It was important for me to do well; and I was happy that I let them realise they made a mistake by not signing me when I scored the winner against them when we met in the league.”

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