Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has expressed his ambition to clinch the coveted 2023 CAF Player of the Year award, reflecting his exceptional performances over the past year, MySportDab reports.
The 24-year-old has emerged as one of Africa’s standout players, with a remarkable track record that places him at the forefront of the prestigious accolade.
During the previous season, Osimhen dazzled fans and pundits alike by scoring an impressive 31 goals in 39 appearances for Napoli.
His stellar form not only solidified his position as a prolific striker but also saw him break the goal-scoring records held by legends such as George Weah and Samuel Eto’o in Serie A.
Additionally, Osimhen played a pivotal role in Napoli’s historic achievements, including securing their first Serie A title in 33 years and reaching their inaugural quarterfinals in the UEFA Champions League.
Given his remarkable achievements and impact on the footballing world, Victor Osimhen stands as a strong contender for the CAF Player of the Year award.
While facing stiff competition from talented players like Yassine Bounou and Achraf Hakimi, Osimhen’s outstanding contributions have set him apart.
In anticipation of the awards ceremony scheduled for December 11, Osimhen expressed his aspirations to be recognized as the continent’s premier player.
He reminisced about winning the CAF Youth Player of the Year award in 2015 and witnessing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang receive the CAF Player of the Year accolade.
Since then, Osimhen has harbored the dream of reaching such heights in his career.
For Victor Osimhen, winning the CAF Player of the Year award would signify a remarkable achievement and the realization of a longstanding ambition.
Notably, it has been nearly a quarter of a century since a Nigerian player last secured this prestigious title in 1999. Osimhen now aims to bring the accolade home, further cementing his status as one of Africa’s top football talents.
Football enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of the awards ceremony, where Osimhen’s exceptional journey could reach its pinnacle.