American Coach Tips Osimhen To Win 2024 Ballon d’Or Award

Rema and Osimhen achieve great feats at the 2023 Ballon d'Or ceremony.

Michael Nsien, an American national team coach has tipped Osimhen to go all out and win the next edition of the Ballon d’Or reports.

Victor Osimhen failed to win the 2023 edition of the Ballon d’Or where he finished on the eighth spot; while the first three are winner Lionel Messi, second placed Kylian Mbappe and Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.

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Osimhen with the eighth position finish, is the first Nigerian to finish in the Ballon d’Or top ten; and was the highest ranked African at this year’s Ballon d’Or ranking.

Osimhen has the ability and potentials to win the next edition of Ballon d’Or

Victor Osimhen take pictures with Napoli fans away at Leece.
Victor Osimhen

Speaking to a popular media giant in Nigeria Soccernet, Michael remains upbeat Osimhen can win the next edition.

“Messi won the World Cup then you have Haaland who scored so many goals. I think once Messi is gone and that generation moves on, I think it opens the door for a new generation which I think definitely Osimhen is among the top four or five,” Michael Nsien said.

“After this, I put him up there but I believe they are going to give this one to Messi who is on his way out.”

The 42-year-old acknowledged Osimhen’s consistency in the last few seasons at Olympique Lille, Charleroi and Napoli.

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“He’s been amazing, he’s been consistent over the last few years which is not always easy for a striker,” he continued.

“He’s had a great ride and I hope he continues with that. I think a lot of people thought he would have left [Napoli]and moved on this year, but I hope it pays off for him and he continue to have another good year before he makes a move to another club.

“He’s challenged to do it over and over again in the same environment. I think once people see and you have kind of set the bar really high.”

He added, “So, there is a lot of pressure staying in the same league and if he is able to do it again, I think his market value will skyrocket and if he wants to move, he will have that option for sure.”

Victor upbeat Chukwueze is a good talent and can still come good

Samuel Chukwueze reveal his transfer discussion with Osimhen
Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze

In a related story, Victor Osimhen has said he would bet his life for teammate Samuel Chukwueze who’s currently struggling at AC Milan.

Chukwueze signed for Milan from Villarreal last August, and since struggled to settle in the Italian Serie A. Starting most times from the bench, and is yet to score any League goal for the club.

Fans have started to lose confidence in the former Golden Eaglets winger, but Osimhen is upbeat he has the talent and can still come good.

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“Chuk is a great talent for his age. I also struggled the first two months in Italy. Serie A is a very competitive league. He came from a different league, I would bet my life on his talent. He must believe in his talent and it will start to show,” he said in a Twitch interview with Emiliano Viviano and Mario Balotelli.

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