CAF Awards: Tinubu hails Osimhen, Oshoala and Nnadozie
…For emerging Players of the Year in their different categories
President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Napoli goal poacher and Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, on winning the CAF Player of the Year award in the men category for year 2022/2023.
The President also celebrated the remarkable achievements of Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala who clinched the 2022/2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time; Chiamaka Nnadozie, who emerged the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year; as well as the Super Falcons for emerging the Women’s National Team of the Year.
A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said Tinubu commended the trio of Osimhen, Oshoala and Nnadozie for their outstanding performances on both national and international stages, and for being sources of pride to the nation and an inspiration for aspiring footballers across the continent.
”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,” the President enthused.
”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 fulfillment of all your footballing dreams.’