Victor Osimhen dedicated his award for Best African Player in Ligue 1 to the memory of his late father, reports Completesports.com.
Osimhen was declared winner of the 2020 edition of the award, in honor of the former Cameroonian midfielder Marc- Vivien Foe on Monday.
The 21-year-old beat competition from his compatriot Moses Simon and a number of other African stars to win the prestigious award.
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Osimhen succeeds Nicolas Pepe, last year's winner, as well as becoming the second Nigerian after Vincent Enyeama (2014) to claim the individual award from the beginning in 2009.
“I thank God for the almighty🙏🏽🙏🏽I dedicate this incredible award to my late father❤️ thanks to those who voted for me and also a big shout goes to @ Simon27Moses and the rest of the nominees … thanks again thank you, Osimhen wrote on his Twitter.
He scored 18 goals and made six assists in 38 games in all competitions for Lille during the 2019/2020 campaign.
The late Patrick Osimhen died in Lagos on Saturday, May 23, 2020, after a brief illness. He was buried last week in Lagos.
By Adeboye Amosu
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