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CAF Awards 2023: Osimhen Flies To Morocco, Misses Napoli Training

CAF Awards 2023: Osimhen Flies To Morocco, Misses Napoli Training

Victor Osimhen missed Napoli’s training session on Monday morning as he flew to Morocco to attend the African Footballer of the Year Award.

According to La Repubblica, Osimhen was not part of Napoli’s training session at Castel Volturno as he had taken a private flight from Capodichino Airport to Marrakech, Morocco.

The CAF Awards 2023 will hold at Palais des Congrès, Movenpick, Marrakech, on Monday (today).

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The 24-year-old is in the running for the Men’s Player of the Year alongside Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi.

The forward is looking to become the first Nigerian to win the prestigious award since Nwankwo Kanu claimed the prize in 1999.

Osimhen has been widely tipped to win the award after an impressive 2022/23 campaign with Napoli.

The former Wolfsburg player scored 26 goals in 32 league appearances as the Partenopei won the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years.

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The forward also scored five goals in six appearances for the Naples club in the UEFA Champions League.

On the international scene, he scored 10 goals in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series.

He has also been nominated for the 2023 International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) Men’s World Best Player

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Jacob 2 months ago

    Miss Napoli training but came back to score vital goal and qualified them to round 16.

    Napoli should respect Osigoal. our VO9!!!!

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