Osimhen focuses on Super Eagles

during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 Final between Mali and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 8, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile.

Victor Osimhen insists he has firmly put behind him, the disappointment of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Zambia.

The Flying Eagles were eliminated by Sudan after a dramatic 5-5 draw on aggregate in the third round of qualifying, with Nigeria losing out on the away goals rule.

Osimhen, who is currently with the Super Eagles squad preparing for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania, says he has now set his sights on success with the senior national team.

“I won the World Cup with the U17s (in 2015) and finished as the highest goal scorer (with 10 goals), however, I lost out with the U20s as we failed to qualify for the Afcon.

“However, I have put that behind me and I cannot dwell on that anymore because this is a new chapter for me.

“I am here to learn, focus on helping the team and making the fans happy,” he said.

Osimhen has never played for Nigeria at senior level.

 

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