Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen has taken to his social media page to apologized over his choice of words in addressing the issue of being misquoted by top news media in the country.
Osimhen who just signed a contract with Serie A giant, Napoli on Sunday through his twitter account pleaded with the news media involved in the rancorous event as he urged to be forgiven by a journalist who sees his utterances has been disrespectful.
Recall that the former Lille striker attacked one of the top news media in the country, PUNCH Newspaper for misquoting him.
Punch, in its Sunday publication, wrote an article titled: ‘Osimhen: I want to emulate Maradona at Napoli’ disclosing its source was from a respected German sports website www.sport1.de
Meanwhile, Nigeria number 9 has said he never granted such an interview and has not spoken with the media since the death of his father.
However, 2015 U-17 world cup winner who is currently the most expensive African player made an official apology to the parties involved, he said: “As much as I dislike being misquoted or taken out of context by the media, I want to apologize to @MobilePunch and other journalists that felt offended for the type of language I used in my earlier post, sorry about it, make una no vex I still be una boy…peace.”
Victor Osimhen will ply his trade with Napoli this season has the Lagos based footballer signed a five-year contract in a record deal of €81m for Napoli.