Okocha Tips Osimhen to be Crowned CAF Player of the Year

Okocha Tips Osimhen to be Crowned CAF Player of the Year

Former Super Eagles Captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, has tipped Victor Osimhen to be named CAF Player of the Year for 2023 after his exploits with his Italian club Napoli.

Osimhen, 24, was top scorer in Serie A as Napoli won the Italian league last season for the first time since 1990.

Okocha said Osimhen’s consistency at the highest level has won him the prestigious gong.

“He (Osimhen) deserves it because for me, he was the most consistent player of last season,” remarked the former PSG midfield star.

Nwankwo Kanu was the last Nigeria star to win the CAF Player of the Year Award in 1999.

On Monday night, Osimhen was 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 CAF Awards ceremony will be staged on Monday, December 11 in Marrakesh, Morocco with several players of the host country also in the running for the coveted crown.

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