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AFCON 2023: Mikel Tips ‘Energetic Striker’ Osimhen To Win MVP

AFCON 2023: Mikel  Tips ‘Energetic Striker’  Osimhen To Win MVP

Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has backed Victor Osimhen to scoop the Most Valuable Player award at the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

Osimhen, who was crowned Africa’s best player for 2023 was top scorer in the qualifiers with 10 goals.

The 25-year-old is expected to lead the Super Eagles quest for a fourth title at the 2023 AFCON finals.

Mikel is backing his compatriot to emerge the best player at the end of the competition.

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“If I have to pick the Player of the Tournament it will be Osimhen,” Mikel Obi told CNN.

“Osimhen is on fire. He looks a bit like Didier Drogba, little bit of similarities here and there. He scores goals, he will give you goals, he will hold up play, a strong and energetic striker.”

The forward is yet to link up with his Super Eagles teammates ahead of the competition.

Jose Peseiro’s side are currently training in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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