Wednesday Jun 03, 2020. 11:00
Senegalese star Moussa Sow has lauded Nigerian starlet Victor Osimhen, who has impressed at OSC Lille.
Sow, who is currently playing for Turkish club Gazişehir Gaziantep, had a successful spell with French side Lille between 2010 and 2012 scoring 31 goals in 54 Ligue 1 matches.
Osimhen also caught the eye in the Ligue 1 scoring 13 goals in 27 matches during the 2019/20 season which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“He is an excellent player. He surprised me! He is good in front of the goal, facing the game, and he goes very fast,” Sow told Lille’s official website.
“He scores a lot of goals and I hope he will continue his momentum.”
Sow, who helped Lille clinch the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France during the 2010/11 season, backed the current team to succeed.
“I can only say good things about Lille. It is a club which holds a very important place in my career,” he continued.
“I especially remember one thing: the welcome I had when I arrived from the Stade Rennais. Already when I was in Brittany, Lille was a team that did very good things.
“I was super well-received; the group lived well, the group laughed. Even in difficulty, we were united. This is what made us strong, this ability to raise our heads together.”