Super Eagles’ Victor Osimhen recently beat Mohamed Salah, Achraf Hakimi, to scoop the 2023 Confederation of African Football Best Player
Former Al-Ahly manager, Pitso Mosimane, has shed light on why Napoli’s forward, Victor Osimhen, clinched the 2023 Confederation of African Football Award, Soccernet.ng reported.
Osimhen secured the title of the best player in the 2023 Confederation of African Football Award, surpassing competitors Achraf Hakimi and Mohamed Salah.
Mosimane was particularly impressed by Osimhen’s recent standout performance, notably delivering stunning assists to Kvicha Kvaratskhelia during a Napoli clash, highlighting this as one of the factors behind his recognition.
Valued at around €120 million according to Transfermarkt, Osimhen’s on-field prowess and impact were cited by the South African as reasons justifying his valuation.
“That’s why he is this year’s best African Player.
+A €100m player,” Mosimane posted on his X (formerly Twitter) account.
Currently poised to ink a new lucrative deal with Gli Azzuri, Osimhen is set to become one of the highest-paid players in the squad, simultaneously elevating his price tag to €130 million.
This significant development in Osimhen’s on-field prowess has piqued the interest of clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal, all keen on securing the Nigerian forward, who is set tobextend his contract until 2026.