In a notable appearance, Victor Osimhen, the reigning African Footballer of the Year and star player of the Super Eagles, participated in the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s crossover service for the year 2024.
The event took place on New Year’s Eve in a Lagos church, where the renowned footballer was warmly received by the congregation.
Osimhen, who has been granted leave by his Italian club Napoli for the upcoming 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire, made a surprise appearance at the church service.
The congregation expressed excitement and admiration as Osimhen approached the pulpit, capturing the moment on video and sharing it widely on the internet.
In the viral footage, the Napoli striker could be seen hugging the pastor, who subsequently handed him the microphone.
The congregation erupted in cheers and applause as Osimhen addressed the church, adding a touch of joy and inspiration to the crossover service.
The presence of Victor Osimhen at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Parish in Lagos not only delighted football fans but also showcased the player’s commitment to spiritual and personal well-being as he prepares for the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.
Osimhen is expected to fly to Abu Dhabi where the Super Eagles of Nigeria will camp ahead of the AFCON which gets underway on January 13, 2024.