By Suoyo Ekubo
World football governing body, Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, has honoured Nigerian international footballer Victor Osimhen by gifting him a special jersey and ball following the striker’s outstanding performance for Napoli in the 2022/23 Serie A season.
Osimhen was crucial part in the Napoli squad that led the club to clinch the League title for the first time in 33 years.
The 24-year-old scored 26 goals and registered four assists in 32 league appearances for the Partenopei.
The striker also netted five times in six appearances for his club in the UEFA Champions League.
The former Wolfsburg player was also named best forward and included in the Team of the Season.
“Victor Osimhen, you represent at the moment what football can do,” FIFA wrote in a message to the player.
“From Lagos to Napoli where people love you, you have suffered, but your love for football and determination have guided you.
“Keep going, keep pushing. Africa needs examples and millions are watching and dreaming.”