We couldn’t inspect the Kumasi stadium pitch – Osimhen

We couldn't inspect the Kumasi stadium pitch - Osimhen

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has revealed that the team was not afforded the opportunity to inspect the playing surface of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi prior to the first leg of the World Cup Qualifier last week Friday.

The Nigerian side were subjected to a less than impressive welcome and the Napoli striker joined the growing list of players who slammed the Ghanaians for their unprofessionalism.

According to ElegbeteTV Sports, Osimhen narrated the team’s experience from jumping down the plane to the difficulties faced in moving to their hotel from the airport.

“The experience in Ghana is a bit understandable due to the African thing but it was surprising when we landed and we had to jump down and some of us carried big hand luggage which was quite stressful for us,” Osimhen.

“When I first saw it it was really funny but at the end of the day, it was a good experience.

Osimhen also detailed the Super Eagles’ journey to the Stadium on Matchday, stating that the Ghanaian fans were hitting their bus and making signs at them.

From our hotel to the stadium is about 25-30 minutes so on getting there was a huge Ghanaian crowd, screaming at us, hitting our bus, and making signs,” Osimhen explained.

We were in the traffic for like up to 45 minutes before we got to the dressing room and when we got to the dressing room, it wasn’t up to 20 minutes, then Yobo came to us we had to go out.

The 22-year-old striker also complained about not being able to inspect the pitch at the Baba Yara Stadium on Matchday, slamming the professionalism of the Ghanaians.

“We didn’t even inspect the pitch like a normal game day but we are used to these kinds of things so we were not really bothered about that. It was really not professional,” Osimhen concluded.