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Victor Osimhen Eyes African Player Of The Year Award

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Victor Osimhen Eyes African Player Of The Year Award

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has set his sights on winning the African player of the year award one day.

The 21-year-old has been impressive for club and country with his goalscoring exploits

Osimhen was named the best African player in the Ligue 1 last season after scoring13 goals in 27 matches for Lille in the French League last season before he sealed a big-money move to Napoli.

“My dream is to become the African Footballer of the Year,” Osimhen said in a video posted by Napoli.

“I still have a long way to go but I think I’m working towards that direction and I think I am on the right path.

“As a man, it won’t be easy but I think having my own family will be a dream come true for me.”

The 21-year-old marksman feels that he still has a long way to go in his football career which started at German club VFL Wolfsburg.

“I still have a long way to go so I’m not thinking about that now. Football is the only thing on my mind right now,” he added.

“I just want to keep focusing and of course, with my new club a lot is expected of me.”

Osimhen was named African Young Player of the year in 2015.