Osimhen to battle Argentina’s World Cup star for POTM award

Osimhen has been nominated for February player of the month in Serie A

SERIE A Osimhen to battle Argentina’s World Cup star for POTM award

Joba Ogunwale 18:01 - 03.03.2023

The Nigeria international has received another recognition for his incredible performances for Napoli.

Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen has been nominated for another Serie A player of the month following his superb performances for Napoli. 

Osimhen is on the five-man shortlist released by EA Sports for February’s award after his excellent displays for the Neapolitans. 

Another Serie A nomination for Osimhen 

It is Osimhen’s fourth consecutive nomination, and he will be hoping to win it back-to-back after winning the January award. 

Osimhen is firing Napoli to the league title
Victor Osimhen was unstoppable in February

The Super Eagles star has been unstoppable in front of goal for Napoli this season and he continued in the same vein last month. 

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Osimhen scored five goals in four Serie A matches for Napoli in February. Osimhen opened his account in February with two goals against Spezia before scoring one each against Cremonese, Sassuolo and Empoli. 

Osimhen to battle Kvaratskhelia and Di Maria

The Nigeria international will have to slug it out with Juventus and Argentina’s World Cup star Angel Di Maria. 

Di Maria in action for Juventus

Osimhen’s partner in crime at Napoli Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was also nominated along with Torino’s Aleksei Miranchuk and Federico Baschirotto of Lecce. 

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been unstoppable for Napoli this season

However, the Super Eagles star is the favourite for the award, although he will need fans to vote for him in large numbers to win prize back-to-back. 

Osimhen is having his best-ever individual season yet, having scored 21 goals and assisted another four in 25 games for Napoli. 

The 24-year-old is currently the leading scorer in Italy’s top flight with 19 goals in 20 league games while he also has two goals in four Champions League matches. 

Should Osimhen win February 2023 Serie A player of the month award, it will be his third prize after winning it last month and in March 2022. 

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