*How he swindled ex-manager of 10m Euros
Issues emanating from the messy story that involves Nigerian football star, Victor Osimhen and his immediate ex- manager ( name withheld) are worrisome and not palatable.
Popular Nigerian adage says ‘na who no man dey kill am’.
This heart-rendering story of man inhumanity to man is being metted by Victor Osimhen to one of his ex-managers.
A reliable source disclosed to Celebrity Journal Publishers’ Association of Nigeria( CJPAN) that Osimhen hired his immediate ex- manager, when he ran into trouble trying to evade the hammer one of his previous managers, who was justifiablly bent on destroying him(Osimhen) after he had reneged on the agreement reached to pay him agency transfer fee as he was leaving Leu to join Napoli.
The manager was said to have carried out his job diligently, but as it got to a payment point, Osimhen vehemently refused to pay, instead he started threatening to kill him.
We gathered that the amount involved is in the sum of about €10m. This matter has thrown his ex- manager and his family into serious debt as he also engaged the services of lawyers to help the footballer draft contracts that helped him out of the impending mess.
One would have expected Osimhen to find a way to reach amicable truce with his entranged manager and in-law, but he continued his threats.
Families and friends have been called to intervene in the matter, yet, the Eaglea star has vehemently refused to make amends.
Further invesigation also shows that Osimhen is not even in talking terms with his family members as he had chased them away from his Magodo mansion, Lagos for only asking him to render help to them.
We believe it is time for Nigerians and NFF to mediate in this matter so as to help his ex- manager settle his debts that are about strangulating him out of business.
It was further gathered categorically that the star footballer hired his ex- manager in 2019 and also terminated the appointment with immediate effect on the 29th December, 2021 based on the same issues without payment.
From findings, Osimhen is known for this criminal act having done the same thing to his two former agents, while boasting that nothing can be done to him.
Like one of his close friends said, he expects Victor to be leading a life of a role model to younger people, but, he seems to be acting in manner inimical to what he represents.
It will be our delight if Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, can look into this issue before the inappropriate behaviour of this footballer rubs off on the image of the country.
All efforts to reach Victor Osimhen for his side of the story had proved abortive as calls and messages to his phone were not responded to.