The President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has congratulated Super Eagles striker and Napoli star, Victor Osimhen, on winning the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award.
All Nigeria Latest News reports that President Tinubu in a statement signed by his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said, “The President also commends the outstanding accomplishments of Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, securing the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time, and Chiamaka Nnadozie, honored with the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year. Additionally, congratulations to the Super Falcons for being recognized as the Women’s National Team of the Year.
“The President commends the trio of Osimhen, Oshoala and Nnadozie for their outstanding performances on both national and international stages, and for being sources of pride to the nation and an inspiration for aspiring footballers across the continent.
“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 God, everything this nation needs for greatness is within us and available to us”.
The statement further quoted the President saying, ”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 indigenous coaches in shaping their careers.
“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”.