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Victor Osimhen prepares for emotional Napoli farewell



By Monsurah Olatunji 

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is gearing up for an emotional farewell from Napoli as he prepares to depart the Serie A champions this summer.

The reigning African Player of the Year had a remarkable season, scoring an impressive 26 goals in 32 league matches, which played a significant role in securing Napoli’s first title in over 30 years.

In a recent interview, Osimhen expressed his deep admiration for Napoli’s fans and acknowledged that leaving the club would be a tough decision for him.

“For me, it’s a fantastic feeling. In some clubs, it’s the history that creates the identity, but in Naples, it’s the fans who make the team what it is.

“When I have to look for a word to describe them, I am speechless because they are absolutely electrifying. I have never seen anything like this, the way fans take football so seriously and support the team is truly unbelievable.

“I have played in other clubs, but the passion that the Neapolitans have for their club is out of this world. The way they support the team and each player is truly incredible.

“Now I understand why some legends of the past cried when they left Naples because it is an extraordinary emotion to play in the stadium and hear your name shouted from the first minute to the 90th, supporting the team and cheering.”

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