By John Essien
Victor Osimhen has challenged everyone to speak to their children to discourage them from racial abuse.
As per Goal Italy, the Nigeria international, as well as Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa of Cameroon, were racially abused in Napoli’s 2-1 win away to Fiorentina at Artemio Franchi Stadium at the weekend.
Reacting in the wake of the incident, Osimhen said:
“Speak to your kids, your parents; make them understand how disgusting it is to hate an individual because of the colour of their skin. No to racism”.
The 22-year-old has been in good form for the Naples-based side, scoring seven goals in his last six matches in all competitions.
His most recent strike came in the club’s 3-2 loss to Spartak Moscow in the Europa League fixture played on Thursday at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Osimhen scored late into the match but was unable to inspire his team to salvage a point.
The striker will now be linking up with the national team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic in Group C.
Nigeria started their campaign with a 2-0 win at home against Liberia before emerging 2-1 victors away to Cape Verde to ensure they claim maximum points in the pool.
CAR held Cape Verde 1-1 away in their first group game before losing their home match by a solitary goal to Liberia.