Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has reiterated his loyalty to his clubside Napoli, describing his journey in the Italian city of Naples as exciting.
The development followed a contentious ‘mockery’ video posted by Napoli’s verified TikTok handle, which openly mocked Osimhen for missing a penalty against Bologna in a Serie A encounter.
The video featured a high-pitched voice in the background shouting, “gimme penalty please.” A subsequent video drew comparisons between Osimhen and a coconut.
While the club has issued a statement maintaining that the video was not intended to hurt their treasured star, many fans criticised Napoli for the development.
Though the Nigerian had been silent on the matter, he finally opened up and pledged his commitment to the Serie A champions.
“Coming to the City of Naples in 2020 was a wonderful decision for me. The People of Napoli have shown me so much love and kindness, and I will not allow anyone to come between us,” he wrote on Instagram Sunday.
Osimhen added: “The passion of the People of Naples fuels my fire to always play with my heart and soul, and the love for the badge is unwavering as I wear it with pride.
“The accusations against the People of Naples are untrue. I have a lot of friends who are Napolitans and have become part of my family and everyday life. I appreciate Nigerians and everyone for lending their voices to support and reach out to me.
“I’m forever grateful. LLet’s support unity, respect, and understanding. FORZA NAPOLI SEMPRE ⚪️🔵.”
Before now, Osimhen, who led the club to their first-ever league title in three decades, had deleted all Napoli-related contents.