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Osimhen’s triumph is not merely a recognition of his exceptional skills but a testament to his remarkable performances for both club and country throughout the 2022/2023 football season. His contributions brought immense joy to the city of Naples, playing a pivotal role in securing the Serie A title after a 33-year hiatus, reminiscent of the legendary Diego Maradona era. Beyond team success, Osimhen concluded the league season as the top scorer with an impressive 26 goals, earning him the additional accolade of the Best Player for the 2022/2023 season.
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This victory holds immense significance for Nigerian football as it marks the end of a prolonged wait for a Nigerian CAF Player of the Year since Kanu Nwankwo in 1999. The last close call was in 2013 when John Obi-Mikel narrowly missed out to the Ivorian, Yaya Toure.
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At the age of just 24, Osimhen’s triumph foreshadows an even more promising future in football. As the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks off in January 2024, Victor Osimhen and the Super Eagles are gearing up to bring further joy to Nigerians, continuing the stellar legacy he has built throughout his remarkable career.
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