Serie A Golden Boot winner, Victor Osimhen is about to rival Leo Messi and different European starlets, after his nomination for the Ballon d’Or.
Nigerian striker and Napoli super-hero, Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the Soccer’s most prized particular person award, the Ballon d’Or.
The 24-year-old striker, at present having fun with his Worldwide break with the Tremendous Eagles, will compete with the likes of Lionel Messi, Bukayo Saka, Rodri, Vinicius Junior, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric, and Erling Haaland for this yr’s Ballon d’Or.
With Osimhen’s nomination, he turns into the primary Nigerian to be nominated for the distinguished prize, twenty-four years after Nwankwo Kanu was nominated in 1999, a yr that noticed Papilo take residence his second African Footballer of the Yr award.
The Napoli striker carted away with the Capocannoniere award, scoring twenty-six Serie A objectives final time period to steer the Partenopei to a Scudetto title for the primary time in additional than three a long time.
He was additionally instrumental for the membership as his 5 objectives within the Champions League helped the Italian outfit to achieve the quarter-final, and will have even gone additional, had he not picked up an harm that stored him out of the primary leg towards Italian rivals, A.C. Milan.
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Osimhen’s accomplice in assault, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was additionally nominated after a stellar season in Naples.
The Serie A most dear participant tormented defenders within the League, scoring twelve and organising his teammates ten instances, to have a hand in twenty-two objectives as Napoli proved the doubters flawed.
The Nigerian faces stiff competitors from the seven-time recipient of the award, Leo Messi, after the Inter Miami ahead led La Albiceleste to a triumph on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Erling Haaland can be a really shut shot, as he received a treble with Manchester Metropolis, scoring thirty-six premier league objectives, a feat Cristiano Ronaldo, or Luis Suarez couldn’t obtain throughout their time within the league.