Nigerian international striker, Victor Osimhen, was Monday night crowned Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) 2022/23 Player of the Year at the Gran Gala del Calcio which held in Milan.
The 24-year-old Super Eagles forward was deservedly selected after scoring 26 goals in the Italian topflight that earned Napoli their first Scudetto in over three decades.
Osimhen came out tops in the award that also featured his teammates Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (goal of the season) and his former manager, Luciano Spalletti (best coach of the season) as awardees.
The Nigerian star player has joined the likes of past recipients like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrea Prilo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianluigi Buffon and Rafael Leao.
The year 2023 will be more memorable for Osimhen if he succeeds in scooping the CAF Best Player award to join the likes of great Nigerian legends like Rashidi Yekini, Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba and Emmanuel Amuneke who were previously Africa’s best.