Napoli and Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, expressed his delight after being honored with the prestigious title of Ghana’s best player. The 24-year-old emerged as the winner, surpassing renowned names such as Mohamed Salah, Riyadh Mahrez, and Yassine Bounou.
Osimhen’s remarkable season witnessed outstanding performances, with 31 goals scored in all competitions, leading Napoli to clinch the Serie A title for the first time in over 30 years. The Nigerian striker has been breaking records and receiving accolades, with the recent recognition at the Ghana Football Awards adding to his list of achievements.
In response to receiving the award, Osimhen expressed his gratitude to the organizers and those who voted for him. He stated, “It’s a great privilege for me to win this award, it’s a great honor. Thank you to those who voted for me and their support, and major thanks to the organizers of the Ghana Football Awards for their love and support. I appreciate this recognition, and I will continue to make Africa proud.”
Osimhen’s success last season was remarkable, as he secured the league’s top scorer award by netting 26 goals in the Italian league. Moreover, his five goals in the Champions League played a vital role in Napoli’s historic run to the quarter-finals. Notably, he broke the long-standing record of George Weah, the former World Player of the Year, as the African player with the highest number of goals in the league’s history.
Furthermore, Osimhen’s impressive form contributed seven goals to Nigeria’s qualification for the African Cup of Nations, solidifying his impact on the international stage as well.
With his outstanding performances throughout the season, it comes as no surprise that Osimhen aims to round off his exceptional year by winning the coveted CAF Player of the Year award.
Victor Osimhen continues to make waves in the world of football, and his achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring players across Africa. The Super Eagles forward has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with and remains determined to make his mark on the global stage.