Victor, a striker for Napoli, was named the greatest African player of the year, surpassing both Mohammed Salah and Achraf Hakimi. He became the first player from Nigeria to win the award since 1999, when Nwankwo Kanu did.
The Napoli striker, who assisted the Italian team in realizing their Scudetto dream, is ecstatic. The fans, who couldn’t believe their favorite team would win a title in the 2022–2023 season after multiple efforts, dubbed him the Prince of Naples.
In addition, Victor Osimhen helped Napoli reach the Champions League quarterfinals last season, but his injury was detrimental to the success of the team. However, he had been struggling to make an impact this season due to injuries.
Osimhen was not the only Nigerian to win the CAF Award; Asisat Oshoala was also named the Woman Player of the Year for the sixth time in a row.