Osimhen eyeing African Footballer of the Year award

Osimhen eyeing African Footballer of the Year award
Napoli's forward Victor Osimhen in action

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Oct 11, 2020. 12:00

One of Africa’s biggest young talents, Victor Osimhen has revealed his ultimate football dream.

The Nigeria international has set his sights on winning the CAF African Footballer of the Year award one day.

Osimhen was named the best African player in the Ligue 1 last season after netting 13 goals in 27 matches for French club Lille OSC.

His exploits earned him a big move to former Italian champions SSC Napoli where he has now open about his ambitions.

“My dream is to become the African Footballer of the Year,” Osimhen said in a video posted by Napoli.

“I still have a long way to go but I think I’m working towards that direction and I think I am on the right path.

“As a man, it won’t be easy but I think having my own family will be a dream come true for me.”

The 21-year-old marksman feels that he still has a long way to go in his football career which started at German club VFL Wolfsburg.

“I still have a long way to go so I’m not thinking about that now. Football is the only thing on my mind right now,” he added.

“I just want to keep focusing and of course, with my new club a lot is expected of me.”

Osimhen was named to the squad of the Nigeria under-17 team that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, where Osimhen won the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards.

His performances also earned him the CAF Youth Player of the Year award in 2015.

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