SEA Crowns Osimhen Africa’s Best


Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker, Seyi Emmanuel Adebayor, has drummed his support for Nigeria and Napoli hitman, Victor Osimhen, to win the CAF African Player of The Year Award.

Osimhen maintained a red-hot form for Napoli last season, and in that time frame, cemented his status as a club legend when he guided the club to an elusive Scudetto win for the first time in 33 years.


The youngster has had many tip him to win the prestigious gong.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old also broke multiple records during the very successful season, scoring 26 goals. He surpassed Samuel Eto’o and George Weah to become the African player with the most goals in the league in one season.

In an interview, Emmanuel Adebayor who himself has been a recipient of the APOTY award during his time at Arsenal, expressed conviction that no other football player deserves the award ahead of the Super Eagles striker.

“It is simple to decide who the award should go to because we saw it last season,”Adebayor told Mimi Fawaz.

“I’ve not been following all the matches, but I’ve been watching TV once in a while.

“Osimhen deserves the African Balon D’Or because of what he has done in Napoli. He scored in all the biggest games, and he won the Scudetto. What he did is not easy; he has done quite well.

“Sadio Mane was injured last season, and Mo Salah had one of the worst seasons in his career. Zambo Anguissa is also at Napoli, but Osimhen is the star player there. If I have ten votes, I will give 12 votes to Osimhen,” Adebayor concluded.


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