Osimhen says he wants to beat Brazil 'at their backyard'

Osimhen says he wants to beat Brazil 'at their backyard'

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Mar 13, 2016. 20:11

Youngster Victor Osimhen has said he hopes to beat Brazil Olympic team in a friendly later this month.

Osimhen was part of the Nigeria U17 team who defeated their Brazilian counterparts at an invitational tournament in South Korea before they again stopped them at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.

He said he now wishes to beat the Samba Stars in front of the fans on March 24.

FIFA U17 World Cup highest goal scorer ever, Victor Osimhen, has arrived the camp of the U23 national team, the Dream Team VI, ahead of the friendly against Brazil later this month.

The ganging striker who arrived the Star View Palace Hotel camp of the Dream Team at about 1pm on Sunday was received by interim coach Fatai Amoo.

Speaking on arrival, Osimhen, who was part of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations–winning team to Senegal last year, said: "It's always fun for me to come to camp and play for my fatherland. I see it as a privilege and will always honour such invitations any time I am called upon.

"I have come to fight for a jersey in this friendly match that is part of preparations for the Rio Olympics and I am happy to be among the invited players.

“You know I was part of the Golden Eaglets team that defeated the Brazilians at the last U-17 World Cup in Chile and so it will be a pleasure for me to play them at their backyard and hopefully find the back of the net, as I did against them in Chile."

With his arrival, Osimhen became the first foreign -based player to arrive camp in preparation for the game.

The U23s are expected to depart the country on Sunday, March 20, aboard a South African Airways flight.

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