Osimhen Make CAF Final List For 2023 POTY Award

Victor Boniface, Francis Uzoho and Jose Peseiro called out by fans

Victor Osimhen is about to become the first Super Eagles player to win the CAF Player Of The Year (POTY) in over two decades npflupdates.com reports.

Osimhen who finished the 2023 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) qualifier as the highest goalscorer with ten goals made the final list for the CAF POTY award.

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The former Olympique Lille forward will battle Liverpool henchman and former winner, Mohammed Salah and Paris St-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi for the covetous prize.

Osimhen (Napoli) against Rudiger (Real Madrid) during a UEFA Champions League match

Osimhen in pole position to win the CAF POTY award

Osimhen stands a chance of becoming the first Nigerian to win the award after Kanu Nwankwo won it in 1999.

Reacting to the nomination, NPFLUpdates in-house analyst Mr Best, said it’s huge glory for a Nigerian to be in contention.

Victor Osimhen ends goal-drought against Udinese Calcio.
Victor Osimhen

“Over the years, Nigerian players hardly make the final list;- the closest to winning the award was John Mikel Obi about a decade ago,” he said.

“I’m rooting for him (Osimhen) to win it.”

In another story, a former Super Eagles forward, Julius Aghahowa threw his weights behind the Super Eagles.

In a recent interview with NAN, Aghahowa who was with Nigeria at the 2002 FIFA world cup tournament in Korea/Japan said Jose Peseiro has enough arsenal at his disposal to execute the 2023 AFCON.

“The players are in Europe which is easier because everybody is playing the same style, but coming to Africa to play and vie for major tournaments like World Cup qualifiers or AFCON, we are not going to have it easy,” Aghahowa said as quoted by Daily Post Nigeria.

Julius Aghaghowa tips Super Eagles to win 2023 AFCON
Julius Aghahowa celebrating a goal for Nigeria

“Our players need to have it at the back of their minds that it will be difficult to match and be well prepared. Once they sort that out, the rest will be history.

Also read: Rudiger Makes Open Confession About Victor Osimhen

The players can do it, and I believe in them, but that commitment and resilience that the game is a must-win should be added to their mentality,” he said.

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