NFF begs Nigerians to rally around Victor Osimhen for FIFA The Best

Nigeria Super Eagles main man Victor Osimhen celebrates recently. (Photo Credit: CAF/X)

NFF begs Nigerians to rally around Victor Osimhen for FIFA The Best

Izuchukwu Akawor 08:55 - 21.09.2023

Nigeria's football governing body, the NFF, is out to support superstar Victor Osimhen in the fight to emerge as FIFA The Best Award winner.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will leave no stone unturned to see Victor Osimhen emerge as the 2023 FIFA The Best winner. 

NFF has taken to social media to canvas for votes for the Nigeria Super Eagles star and SSC Napoli hero. 

Osimhen was nominated alongside 11 others for the FIFA The Best Award after an impressive 2022/2023 season for club and country. 

Osimhen nominated for The Best

The 24-year-old was listed amongst the 12 players expected to battle for the FIFA Award, which is in its eighth edition. 

Osimhen gets NFF support.
Victor Osimhen playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria (Photo Credit: CAF/X)

Osimhen’s nomination came after an excellent campaign, where he led his Italian team, Napoli, to the Serie A title. 

For the first time in 33 years, the club from Naples was crowned Italian champions, with Nigeria’s super striker, Osimhen, leading the lines. 

He netted 26 goals in the Serie A to finish as the league’s top scorer, which earned him the best striker award. 

That award saw the Nigerian forward become the first African in the 125-year history of Serie A to be named the best forward in Italy. 

Victor Osimhen was unplayable last season for Napoli
Osimhen was named top goals scorer in Italy |Photo Credit: X: @victorosimhen9

It was these amongst his performances for Nigeria Super Eagles that earned him spots in the European Ballon d’Or and FIFA The Best nomination lists. 

NFF rallies Nigerians

With a star-studded competition set to battle Osimhen for the Best Player Award, Nigeria’s Football Federation has taken to its social media pages to call on Nigerians. 

The NFF posted on their Facebook page a clarion call to Nigerians to vote one of their own while sharing a link. 

NFF President Ibrahim Musa Gusau
NFF President Ibrahim Musa Gusau

“Vote for your own, Victor Osimhen,” the NFF post read. “Here is a link to do so,” the governing body added.

Meanwhile, Osimhen, who also fired Napoli to a historic quarterfinal place in the Champions League last season, is back in the competition.

Victor Osimhen and Taiwo Awoniyi celebrate against Sao Tome. Image Credit - Osimhen/Instagram

The Super Eagle will lead the Italian champions when they take to the pitch against Braga on Wednesday night. 

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