Osimhen dedicates African Ligue 1 player award to late father

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen says he is dedicating his recent award as the best African player in Ligue 1 to his late father.

The 21-year-old, who joined Lille last summer, had an excellent season in the French league and ended the season as the best player in Lille.


On Monday, Osimhen bagged the African player award after winning nine other stars, including Moses Simon, from Nigeria, for the award.

“I thank God for the almighty🙏🏽🙏🏽I dedicate this incredible prize to my late father❤️, thanks to those who voted for me”, wrote Osimhen on Twitter.

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"Also a great message goes to @ Simon27Moses and the rest of the nominees … thanks again🙏🏽," he added.

Osimhen lost his father in Lagos on Saturday, May 23, 2020, after a brief illness, which was buried last week.


The Nigeria international is likely to move away from Lille, as several clubs in Europe, including Napoli, are interested in his services.

At Lille, he scored 18 goals and six assists in 38 games in all competitions during the just-ended campaign.

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