There will be no chance for the Nigerian forward to clinch the top scorer award in the French top flight and his club to nick a UEFA Champions League spot, following the premature conclusion of the league campaign.
Lille have been denied the opportunity to appear in a second consecutive Champions League after the LFP Board of Directors formally voted in favour of the stoppage of the 2019/20 Ligue 1 & Ligue 2 seasons.
The development comes after the French government shut down sports events until September.
According to GFFN, Paris Saint-Germain have been declared champions, despite the season being ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Olympique Marseille and Rennes are the clubs set to join the champions for next season’s Champions League challenge.
Before the break induced by the pandemic, Lille were placed fourth on the Ligue 1 table, a solitary point behind Rennes in third.
Les Dogues, by their position, will compete in the Europa League next term.
Also, Monaco’s Ben Yedder and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe will share the top scorer award after netting 18 goals this term.
Victor Osimhen is a further five goals behind in the fifth position and would feel disappointed that he was denied the chance to make up grounds on the winners in the ten cancelled games.
It’s a further blow for the Super Eagles striker, whose club have also been knocked into the Europa League for the 2020/21 campaign.