Osimhen not at Rashidi Yekini’s Level Yet – Ikpeba

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Lille's Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Lille (LOSC) and Brest at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, northern France on December 6, 2019. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP) (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Nigeria Striker Victor Ikpeba has told Victor Osimhen not to get carried away with his recent fine form and avoid complacency.

Ikpeba also told the young striker to shun any comparison with the Nigerian legend, Rashidi Yekini.

 

Osimhen is OSC Lille’s top scorer this season with 11 goals in 21 appearances; in all competitions, so far and he has also netted on four occasions for the Super Eagles this year.

 

Ikpeba, who played a alongside late Yekini, warned that Osimhen must not get carried away by the present success and dismissed the shout that the 20 year old is new Yekini.

 

“I spoke with Victor (Osimhen) recently in Uyo, I told him he should put his legs down, he should not get carried away, the journey is still long, he is not the new (Rashidi) Yekini yet, he has the potential to be one of the best strikers we have in Nigeria and the Super Eagles.

 

“So these players, people around them have to tell them the truth. They have to keep on working hard to get to the top of their professional career,” Ikpeba told www.brila.net.

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