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Tinubu, Obaseki hail Osimhen, Oshoala, Nnadozie for winning CAF Awards

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, on winning the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award. The president,…

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, on winning the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award.

The president, in a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, also celebrated the remarkable achievements of Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time.

He also lauded Chiamaka Nnadozie, who was awarded the Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year, as well as the Super Falcons for emerging the Women’s National Team of the Year.

‘‘Watching the great ambassadors of Nigeria stand atop the podium as the African Footballers of the Year, in the men and women categories, on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco, has strengthened our belief that with hard work, perseverance, and the help of God, everything this nation needs for greatness is within us and available to us.

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‘‘I commend Victor and Asisat for not forgetting their roots and days of humble beginnings in the game they love so much and for acknowledging the role of indigenous coaches in shaping their careers.

‘‘I join all Nigerian fans in praying that this well-deserved honour will be the beginning of a continued journey filled with success, triumphs, and the fulfilment of all your footballing dreams,’’ the president said.

Similarly, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the quartet for emerging winners at the 2023 CAF awards ceremony.

In a statement, the governor said: “I congratulate the Nigeria duo, Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala for winning the 2023 CAF African Player of the Year, Men and Women categories respectively.  Kudos to the 2023 CAF Goalkeeper of the Year, Chiamaka Nnadozie on her win, also.

“Their emergence is a triumph of the Nigerian youth and serves as inspiration for our young people to continue to pursue their craft with determination and hard work.”

The governor noted that the dominance of Nigerian players in this year’s ceremony is a testament to the talent of the players and their commitment to improving themselves, a feat which is now being recognized globally.