Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba, has hailed Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, as an unselfish player after video emerged of the forward handing over penalty duty to a teammate despite not having his name on the scoresheet.
Osimhen who is Napoli’s designated penalty taker after the departure of former captain, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens in the summer, had just returned from injury in a champions league home game against Ajax Amsterdam at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona when he was given a golden opportunity to get his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot.
In a video posted by BBC correspondent Mimi Fawaz, Osimhen is seen picking the ball and instead of taking the penalty himself, handed the ball to teammate, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who was shocked at the gesture.
The Nigeria international, however, got his name on the score sheet in the 89th minute of the game but his unselfish gesture has seen him been praised by fans around the world as a good team player.
The unselfish gesture by the Nigerian caught the attention of the Chelsea legend Drogba who showered praises on him, referring to the Nigerian as a complete striker. “What’s a complete striker: unselfishness…the real meaning of “win as A TEAM “!!!! @victorosimhen9.”
Osimhen who is arguably one of the most sought after strikers in Europe has been in top form for Napoli this season, finding the back of the net eight times in 10 appearances for the club across all competitions.