The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Saturday congratulated the Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, on his switch to the Italian Serie A side, Napoli.
Osimhen, who hails from Edo State, is the two-time Italian champions’ latest addition after completing his move from the French Ligue 1 side, Lille.
The deal said to be in the region of 70 million Euros makes the Nigerian international the most expensive signing in Napoli’s history and second in Africa behind the Ivoirian International, Nicholas Pepe, who cost Arsenal 82 million Euros when he moved from Lille last season.
In his congratulatory message, the APC governorship candidate described the move as a deserving success for the player.
He said: “This is a talented and hardworking Victor Osimhen who stopped at nothing to make his dreams come true.
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“In Victor Osimhen we find the deep well of strength and single-minded devotion that is symbolic of the Edo character.
“These and more are the qualities that propelled the young talent into limelight. And if there is better news, it is that from his example, we can draw and get convinced that such excellent qualities are deposited in us all.”
He urged the player to remain focused and set new records at his new club, while also praying to God to grant him a long, fruitful, and injury-free footballing career.