Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen Wins International award after rising above seven other African players in League 1.
Lille star Victor Osimhen has been announced as the winner of 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize.
The Nigeria international and lille star saw off competition from compatriot Moses Simon (Nantes), Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani plus Rennes’ trio of Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy.
Thanks to his awe-impressive form in his maiden season in France, the youngster had the votes of the jury made up of African sports journalists.
Thanks to this achievement, he succeeds last year’s winner Pepe as well become the second Nigerian after Vincent Enyeama (2014) to claim the individual prize since inception in 2009.
Osimhen burst into the football scene at the 2015 U17 Fifa World in Chile, where he bagged the topscorer’s award, Silver Ball as well as helped Emmanuel Amuneke’s Golden Eaglets to the world title.