CAF Awards: Victor Osimhen receives massive votes to emerge winner on social media

Italy's best player, Victor Osimhen. (Photo Credit: Victor Osimhen/X)

CAF Awards: Victor Osimhen receives massive votes to emerge winner on social media

Izuchukwu Akawor 13:15 - 07.12.2023

Victor Osimhen is the favourite for the CAF Player of the Year Award but faces strong competition from Mohamed Salah and Achraf Hakimi.

Nigerian football star Victor Osimhen has emerged as the undisputed social media favourite to be named the next CAF African Player of the Year. 

Osimhen has secured a massive wave of support and votes on social media following the release of the final three nominees for the coveted award on Thursday. 

Osimhen to battle Salah, Hakimi

As reported by Pulse Sports Nigeria, CAF revealed the final three contenders through a post and video on their social media accounts.

Nigeria Super Eagles striker Osimhen, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi are the players set to go head-to-head for the annual award. 

Victor Osimhen of Napoli. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Following the release of the names, anticipation for the eventual winner has kicked in, with SSC Napoli hero Osimhen getting the overwhelming support to emerge as the winner across social media platforms.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed an excellent 12 months for club and country, with goals and awards to his name.

No Premier League player has had more goal contributions that Mohamed Salah after eight games. (Photo Credit: LFC/X)

Osimhen led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years, scoring 26 goals to win the golden boots before adding 10 goals for the Super Eagles to help Nigeria book a spot in the AFCON2023 set to kick off early next year in Cote d’Ivoire. 

With the CAF Awards slated for next Monday, here is a look at what fans are saying as Osimhen continues to enjoy massive support from fans and football followers

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