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CAF Hands Osimhen A Boost In Race For African Player Of The Year - Pulse Sports by DonBabaNG: 12:35pm On Jul 25, 2023
Osimhen is the favourite to succeed Senegal and Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane as Africa’s best player this year.
Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen has been handed a huge boost in his quest to win the African Player of the Year after CAF announced the date, venue and criterion for selection.

Osimhen is the favourite to win the award following an incredible season with Napoli and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Osimhen's remarkable year
The 24-year-old was arguably Africa’s best player last season after leading Napoli to their first league title in 33 years.

Osimhen scored 26 league goals in 32 matches for the Neapolitans, including the strike that sealed the league title against Udinese.

The Super Eagles star also scored five goals in six Champions League matches. Not forgetting the seven goals and two assists he recorded in Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying campaign.

Osimhen’s performances have put him in the pole position to win the African Player of the Year for 2023.

Osimhen favourite for CAF award
The Nigerian striker has now been handed a boost after CAF announced that the period under review for the award is September 2022 to June 2023.

Osimhen was brilliant during this period and will feel confident in his chances of becoming the first Nigerian to win the award since Kanu Nwankwo won it in 1999.

This year’s award is scheduled to take place on December 11 in Morocco, although it remains to be seen if Rabat will be the host city again after it hosted last year’s ceremony.

Source: Pulse Sports Nigeria


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