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I have to wear mask for the rest of my football career – Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen

In the world of football, injuries are an unwelcome adversary, capable of altering careers and reshaping destinies. Victor Osimhen, the prolific striker, has recently made a groundbreaking decision that has sparked curiosity and intrigue among fans and pundits alike. He has chosen to don a mask for the rest of his career.

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has revealed that he will wear the mask for the rest of his career due to safety reasons.

Osimhen suffered a facial injury, in a clash of heads with Milan Skriniar during a Serie A match between Napoli and Inter Milan on November 21, 2021.

The mask has now become symbolic for the Forward, a sort of trademark such that it has become really popular among children in Naples.
The 25 year-old spoke on the essence of the facial equipment, revealing, he would wear it for the rest of his playing career.

“I will wear the mask as long as I keep playing, it is important. I actually have a few screws that passed through my jaw inside my mouth, and another in my eye socket till date,” he stated.

“During the last match I played, against Cagliari. When I headed the ball, I had blood (on my face) because the goalkeeper hit my face and there was blood, even with the mask on. It’s too dangerous for me without using it. So I have to keep on using it.”
Victor Osimhen would be looking to lead Nigeria to their first win at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, when they face host Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday.

In conclusion, Victor Osimhen’s decision to wear a mask for the remainder of his career transcends the realm of football. It symbolizes resilience, challenges stereotypes, and sparks discussions about the evolving landscape of safety measures in sports. As we witness this transformative journey, one thing is certain – Osimhen’s masked odyssey is more than meets the eye.

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