Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has added another prestigious accolade to his collection by being named the 2023 Italian Serie A Best Player of the Year at the AIC Oscar Del Calcio awards ceremony, MySportDab reports.
This recognition serves as the pinnacle of a remarkable season, where Osimhen played a pivotal role in Napoli’s triumph, securing their first Scudetto in 33 years and a historic UEFA Champions League quarter-final berth.
Osimhen’s prolific goal-scoring prowess played a crucial role in Napoli’s success, with an impressive tally of 31 goals in 39 games during the 2022/2023 season.
His remarkable contributions on the pitch were instrumental in elevating Napoli to new heights in both domestic and European competitions.
The Nigerian striker’s exceptional form was further acknowledged as he secured a spot in the Serie A Team of the Year, a testament to his consistent and outstanding performances.
The team included notable names such as Mike Maignan, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Kim Min-jae, Andrea Bastoni, Theo Hernández, Stanislav Lobotka, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Nicolo Barella, Rafael Leão, and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Osimhen’s achievements extend beyond the Serie A, as he finished as the highest-ranked African on the Ballon D’Or award list, claiming the 8th position.
With this remarkable feat, Osimhen now heads to the 2023 CAF Awards in Morocco as the favorite to be crowned Africa’s best, a testament to his exceptional skill and impact on the global football stage.
Adding a personal touch to the accolades, Osimhen was accompanied by his girlfriend, Stephanie Ladewig, during the AIS Calcio Awards ceremony, emphasizing the significance of the moment both on and off the pitch.
As the striker continues to make waves in the football world, this latest honor solidifies Victor Osimhen’s status as one of the brightest stars in the sport.