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2023 CAF Player Award: Osimhen makes top 10 nominees list

2023 CAF Player Award: Osimhen makes top 10 nominees list

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen tops the list of 10-man nominees for the 2023 CAF Men Player of the Year Award scheduled to take place on December 11, 2023, in Marrakech, Morocco.

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CAF have trimmed down the 2023 Player of the Year nominees list to 10 players which includes the biggest names in African football.

The initial nominations list featured 30 players but has now been reduced to 10 and Super Eagles star is the only Nigerian that made it.

Osimhen makes the list alongside Achraf Hakimi, Sofyan Amrabat, Yaccine Bounou, Yousef En-Nesyri, Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Zambo Anguissa and Vincent Aboubakar.

The 24-year-old Napoli star was in impressive form for Parthenopeans last season where he helped the team clinch the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years.

His performances also earned him a nomination for the Ballon d’Or, where he finished 8th, becoming the first Nigerian to make the top 10 of the Ballon d’Or voting.

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Osimhen bagged an incredible 31 goals in 39 matches across all competitions for Napoli last season and has continued his fantastic scoring record this campaign, as he has already netted six goals in 10 matches.