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Osimhen Leads FIFA’s The Best Award Shortlist

Osimhen Leads FIFA’s  The Best Award Shortlist

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the 2023 The Best FIFA Football Awards.

FIFA released the name of the nominees on Thursday.

Osimhen is the only African who made the shortlist.

The 24-year-old played a crucial role in Napoli’s Scudetto success last season.

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The forward scored 26 goals in 32 league appearances for the Partenopei.

The Nigerian has already scored three goals in three league appearances this season.

Osimhen has also need nominated for the 2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or.

Argentina captain Lionel Messi, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Marcelo Brozovic, and Ilkay Gundogan.

Other nominees are; Declan Rice, Rodri, Kylian Mbappe and Bernardo Silva.

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  • Hassan Tia 9 months ago

    It’s excellent candidature for Osihmen, Nigeria have never been candidated for this award before; I think it’s good omen for Super Eagles who are going along right road to bea great team in the World, this appesrs in thier quality,excellent players just like Osimhen,Boniface,Awoniyi,Orban, in the next future I shall see one of SE to be the best player in the World.

  • Dr. Drey 9 months ago

    It’s definitely gonna later narrow down to a top 5 of Osimhen, Messi, DeBruye, Halaand and Mbappe.

  • That cretin Yaw boy would read this now and start having ulcer. He’s angry but won’t comment. He’ll be praying for some bad news so he can rush to gloat. If none is coming after a long time, he won’t be able to contain his special witchcraft jealousy, so he’ll try to belittle an achievement that his charcoal stars cannot even replicate. The Best Fifa Award – the only African in a list of 10 boys only.

  • Greatness 9 months ago

    Having equalled Maradona’s legacy at Napoli by winning the scudetto, and surpassing it in the champions league, Osimhen should make the last three shortlist. The only player who has an edge over him currently is Halaand, not Messi, not Mbappe, not DeBruyn, only Halaand.

    By the way, does CAF still need any more proof to know who is by far the best African player since last year?

    • Mr Hush 9 months ago

      @ Greatness

      This is the Fifa’s best. Messi won the world cup with a stellar performance.
      Methinks, it’s between Messi and Haaland.

      But whatever happens, I am proud of Osimhen. He has done well for himself and the nation. Nigeria do deserve some positive news. We really need such news.

      Osimhen has shown a light on a path that those wise enough would follow, especially those from ‘our’ background. Being intentional with will and effort supplement potential.
      Life is lived in the moment, In the shortest of time, he’s becoming legendary.

      He has done his bit. It can only get better.

  • Mr Hush 9 months ago

    This is great news.
    Really happy and proud as a Nigerian.
    We do deserve some positives.

    Congrats to Victor Osimhen. Life is lived in the moment. In the shortest of time, he is becoming legendary.

    He’s shown light on a path that those wise enough learn from. Being intentional with will and effort supliment potential. Always a recipe to achieve.

    Osimhen has done is bit. It can only get better.

  • pompei 9 months ago

    It now remains to be seen whether CAF will “disagree” with FIFA by giving the APOY award to someone else.
    Hahaha, CAF will have to write a 100-page report as Kel would say, to explain that decision!
    Osimhen, congrats in advance for your APOY award. It is well deserved!

  • Glory 9 months ago

    For sometime now Osimene, Haaland and Mbappe have being the new breed X factor torch bearers. Forget about Messi whose sun is gradually setting.
    Recognition like this should be focus on those whose sun is rising. Surely those three are up there. The fight clearly should be between Osimenegooooallls and Haaland. Truly truly proud of Osimene and wholeheartedly thankful to God Almighty for blessing Nigeria with such talent.

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