In a historic night for Nigerian football, Victor Osimhen was crowned the 2023 African Men’s Footballer of the Year after a stellar season with Napoli, securing Serie A glory and paving Nigeria’s path to the Africa Cup of Nations. Osimhen’s achievement adds to his remarkable eighth place in the Ballon d’Or, marking a groundbreaking moment for Nigerian football.
Not to be outdone, Asisat Oshoala clinched the African Women’s Footballer of the Year for a record sixth time, showcasing her prowess with Barcelona in Spain’s Liga F and the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Her instrumental role in Nigeria’s unbeaten run at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup further solidified her status as a football icon.
Adding to the Nigerian triumph, Chiamaka Nnadozie, the agile Paris FC goalkeeper, emerged as the 2023 CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year, a testament to her stellar performances at the Women’s World Cup in Canada and Australia.
Nigeria’s football prowess reached new heights as Osimhen, Oshoala, and Nnadozie claimed top honours in the 2023 CAF Awards, securing their places in football history.
Credits: FanNation Futbol, ChronicleNg
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