FACT-CHECK: Viral Video Claims Osimhen Trains With Tyre. It Is Not True.

A viral video clip has surfaced on social media claiming that Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen was found training with tyres, chains, and slabs.

In the 1:10-minute video seen on X, the training man has a similar physique to the 2023 winner of CAF award. The man in the video trains with tyres, chains, and concrete slabs and also has similar hairstyles to Osimhen.

An X user @SabinaNkiru shared the video on her page yesterday with a caption.

“You want to know why Osimhen shows so much strength in duels with fellow footballers? Watch his physical training!”, her tweet read.

The post has generated 511 reports, 158 quotes, 2,340 likes, and 312 views as of press time.

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The Super Eagles and Napoli striker has scored only one goal and displayed a wonderful game in the ongoing Africa Cup of nation.

CLAIM

Video shows Osimhen trains with tyres, chains, and concrete slabs.

THE FINDINGS
Findings by WikkiTimes show that the claim is MISLEADING!

WikkiTimes could trace the viral video and found that it was posted by Ebube David, a graphic designer.
David who has over 10k followers on Facebook, first posted the video on Facebook on 13th, December, 2023. David, has been die-hard fan of the Super Eagles striker and also named himself “Osimhen Jr”.

“Victor Osimhen works hard to achieve his dream, what’s stopping you. ⚽🇳🇬🇮🇹 #VictorOsimhen #Osimhen #osimhenjnr @followers”, David posted.

THE VERDICT

The claim that Oshimhen trains with tyres and chains is misleading; the man in the circulated video is Ebube David, a graphic designer based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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