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New headache as Osimhen’s injury is compounded by domestic problems



Just as Napoli SC are getting worried about their talismanic striker Victor Osimhen getting over the injury he sustained in last Friday’s match of Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, another source of worry has opened.

Just as the extent of his injury is still being assessed, a domestic issue he has in Nigeria has given a twist to the saga.

His brother-in-law, Osita Okolo who is married to Osimhen’s sister released a string of tweets on Platform X, claiming that the striker has been tormenting him, using the instrument of government, the Directorate of State Security (DSS).

Osita, who has a long claim to commission in Osimhen’s transfer to Napoli, claimed in a video that the footballer employed the DSS to arrest his wife, who is Osimhen’s sister.

“You are evil! You sent the Department to harass and slap my wife. You will pay for this.”


In another tweet, Osita wrote: “You are evil…All I asked for is return my commission. You sent DSS to beat, molest, slap and strip my wife on the street of Nigeria. You will may for this.”


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.