Glo-CAF: Osimhen wins Youth Player of the Year award

By The Citizen

Nigeria’s teenage striker, Victor Osimhen, has been adjudged Youth Player of the Year at the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards Gala held on Thursday, 7 January 2016 in Abuja.

He fended off opposition from compatriot Kelechi Nwakali, Malian duo Adama Traore and Samuel Diarra and Yaw Yeboah of Ghana for the award presented to best teenage footballer on the continent.

The prize served a big surprise for the lanky striker who celebrated his 17th birthday barely nine days ago.

Osimhen wowed the world with his eye-popping at the FIFA U-17 World Chile last October, scoring 10 goals to emerge top scorer and as well picking the Silver Ball (Second Best Player) as Nigeria cruised to victory.

He becomes the second Nigerian to win the award after Kelechi Iheanacho last year.

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His prize was presented to him by CAF Executive Committee member, Amadou Diakite.