For Chile clash

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Sun­day and is ex­pected to lead the Golden Ea­glets’ charge for goals against Chile.

Osimhen has also re­vealed why he went on all fours be­fore coach Em­manuel Amuneke af­ter he grabbed Nige­ria’s sec­ond goal in the 2-0 win against the USA.

“I pros­trated be­fore coach Amuneke be­cause of what he ac­tu­ally told me be­fore we left the dress­ing room for the pitch against USA; be­cause that was the first time he said such thing to me,” said the en­er­getic striker, who scored four of the Golden Ea­glets’ seven goals at the African U-17 Na­tions Cup in Niger Re­pub­lic last Fe­bru­ary.

“Coach told me: ‘Vic­tor, I trust you and I know you will score’ and that re­ally touched me. So, af­ter I scored, I did that to ap­pre­ci­ate him for all what he has done to make me a bet­ter player.”

Osimhen has been a sen­sa­tion for the Golden Ea­glets af­ter open­ing his goal scor­ing ac­count with a brace against Ibadan -based side, SRDH Foot­ball Club on June 8, 2014; and has main­tained a re­mark­able con­sis­tency lead­ing to his 42nd in all com­pe­ti­tions against the USA in the FIFA U17 World Cup opener at the week­end.

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