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CAF AWARDS: TINUBU COMMENDS ASISAT, NNADOZIE, OSIMHEN AS NAPOLI SET EXTEND STAR PLAYER’S CONTRACT

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Nigeria international Victor Osimhen on winning the CAF Men’s Player of the Year Award.

The President also celebrated the outstanding performance of the female national team the Super Falcons for the clinched 2023 CAF Women’s National Team of the Year. Chaimaka Nnadozie won the award for the CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year, while Asisat Oshoala remarkable achievements was rewarded for the sixth time, CAF Women’s Player of the Year.

‘’Watching the great ambassadors of Nigeria stand atop the podium as the African Footballers of the Year, in the men and women categories, on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco has strengthened our belief that with hard work, perseverance, and the help of help God, everything this nation needs for greatness is within us and available to us

‘’I commend Victor and Asisat for not forgetting their roots and days of humble beginnings in the game they love so much and for acknowledging the role of the indigenous coaches in shaping their careers. The press release from Special Adviser of the President [Media and Publicity], Ajuri Ngelale, read.

The President Bola Tinubu further in his inspirational acknowledgement, said , ‘’I join all Nigerian fans in praying that this well-deserved honour will be the beginning of a continued journey filled with success, triumphs, and the fulfilment of all your footballing dreams .’’

Meanwhile, Italian Serie A  giant Napoli, reports claim has offered Nigeria star forward Victor Osimhen a new contract extension that will keep him in the club until June 2026.

Osimhen featured in 32 times for Napoli in Serie A last season, scoring 26 goals. The topnotch striker also won the Golden Boot and earned the Napples club the Scudetto for the first time in 30 years.

The 24 year-old,reports claim is on the radar of Arsenal and Chelsea which some pundits have said the clubs will have to break the ‘bank rooftop’ to get the services of the 2023 CAF Best Player of the Year, Osimhen.

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