Amuneke Backs Moses Simon… claims Calls Against Osimhen exclusion from CAF Awards just Emotional


Super Eagles legend, Emmanuel Amunike, has expressed satisfaction with the nomination of Moses Simon in the 30-man short list of the African Player of The Year.

Amunike claims the dissenting voices over the omission of some Nigerian players including Victor Osimhen are mainly driven by emotions rather than objective views.
The former Nigeria Winger and 1994 African Player of the Year explained that the nomination list must have been based on players performance at the last AFCON tournament and Moses Simon was one of the Tournament’s top performers despite Nigeria’s elimination in the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, despite missing the AFCON in Cameroun, due to a facial injury, FW Victor Osimhen returned to show good firm for both Country and Club.
The Forward finished as the best Young Player in the Serie A and his goals – finished as the team’s top scorer – secured Napoli a UEFA Champions spot for next season.
Yet, Osimhen was conspicuously missing from the 30-man nominees list sparking debate in the Country of CAF’s lack of credibility.
However, Emmanuel Amunike told FL, that while Osimhen’s quality and achievements last season isn’t in doubt, Moses Simon was nominated for the APOTY award on the back of a brilliant individual outing at the AFCON as well as for his club FC Nantes where he also secured the Coupe de France trophy.


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