Former Nigerian defender, Waidi Akanni, has expressed his confidence in Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, winning this year’s Africa Footballer of the Year Award. Osimhen, who led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years, scored a total of 28 goals in all competitions last season, including 22 for Napoli in Serie A.
According to Akanni, Osimhen has no strong competition when it comes to the award, and his standout performances for both club and country make him the first choice on the list. He compared Osimhen’s exploits to Nigerian greats like Nwankwo Kanu and Emmanuel Amunike, who have previously won the award.
In sports, winning an award is the ultimate goal for every athlete. Just like in football, where players strive to win individual awards such as the Ballon d’Or, the Africa Footballer of the Year Award is also a prestigious accolade in the African football scene. It recognizes the best player on the continent, taking into account their performances for both club and country.
Osimhen’s impressive season has certainly earned him a spot on the list of contenders for the award. His ability to score crucial goals and lead his team to victory is a testament to his talent and dedication to the sport. As a striker, Osimhen knows how to position himself in the right place at the right time, and his finishing skills are top-notch.
In conclusion, Osimhen has proven himself to be a strong contender for this year’s Africa Footballer of the Year Award. His performances both for Napoli and the Super Eagles have been outstanding, and he deserves to be recognized for his hard work and dedication to the sport. We can only hope that the award goes to the most deserving athlete, and Osimhen’s name is definitely on the list.