Football fans have weighed in on Osimhen’s response to former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker criticised Osimhen for his role in Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Osimhen fired back in Yoruba, a local Nigerian dialect : Adie funfun kò mo ara rèlágbà, which means “The white chicken does not realise its age.”
Below is a fans reaction to Osimhen’s response to Victor Ikpeba.
“It’s quite 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒈𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 to see the abuse Victor Ikpeba is getting from Victor Osimhen and some of his fans. Ikpeba was simply making a 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒔𝒎 and Osimhen in a typical crude nature had to be insultive on his account.
This isn’t the first time he has been out of line with his comments but to disrespect a legend in such derogatory term is 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.
“The bicycle kicks in question, one of them went well wide if you really watch the replay and needed Osimhen to control it or probably leave it for Ademola Lookman who seemed to be in a better position to score or shoot on target considering the magnitude of that game.
“Osimhen should be learning from someone like Ikpeba a key player in Monaco’s Ligue 1 conquest in 1997, An Olympic Gold winner and a CAF AFOTY – one of the rare Nigerians to ever win it. When someone like him talks you don’t just respond immediately u really think it through before throwing 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗲𝘀.
“Ikpeba didn’t need a loan deal at Charleroi to resurrect his fledging career at Osimhen’s age, man was balling with RFC Liege as a regular before Arsene rang him up to Monaco. His legacy at The Stade Louis II is still spoken of till this day.
“Osimhen has barely had two full seasons at a top club to start thinking he has arrived… if he thinks he has, he should think again. Ikpeba was competing with greats and proven scorers in the National team like Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi, Efan Ekoku, Jonathan Akpoborie, Mike Obiku, Christopher Ohenhen and the G.O.A.T Rashidi Yekini not the ones Osimhen is playing with now.
“Modern footballers need to ease up with the whole taking offense at constructive criticism by ex-pros. Old Naija Concluded.