2023 CAF Awards: Osimhen CROWNED African player of the year and Oshoala WINS African Women’s player of the year for the SIXTH TIME

Super Eagles and Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen has been crowned the 2023 CAF African Player of the Year while, Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala won a record sixth African Women’s Player of the Year Award.

The 24-year-old beat Liverpool and Egypt’s Mohammed Salah and PSG and Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi to the crown.

Osimhen had a remarkable 2022/2023 season, helping the Partonopei win the Serie A title for the first time after over three decades.

He scored 26 league goals and 31 in all competitions to win the Golden Boot and emerge the Serie A Player of the Season.

Osimhen also smashed several records, including the longstanding one by Liberia’s President George Weah, to become the African with the most goals in the Italian topflight.

Osimhen becomes the first Nigerian to win the coveted prize since Nwankwo Kanu won it in 1999.

Oshoala beats South Africa’s Thembi Klagtlana and Zambia’s Barbara Banda to the award.

The 27-year-old plays for Barcelona, played a key role in Barcelona Femeni’s UEFA Women’s Champions League success last season.

Oshoala becomes the first woman to claim the award for a record sixth time.

Oshoala was also a 2023 Ballon d’Or nominee.


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