Victor Osimhen among 30 nominees for 2022-2023 African Player of the Year award

Victor Osimhen among 30 nominees for 2022-2023 African Player of the Year award

Nigeria star Osimhen among 30 nominees for 2022-2023 African Player of the Year award

Nigeria star Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the 2022-2023 men’s African Player of the Year award. The prolific Napoli forward was the leading scorer in Serie A last season with 26 goals and in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying with 10.

Morocco stars also nominated

Stars from the Morocco squad that made history in Qatar last December by becoming the first World Cup semi-finalists from Africa are also contenders.

They include goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, defender Achraf Hakimi, midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, winger Hakim Ziyech and forward Youssef en Nesyri.

Mane and Salah nominated

Sadio Mane of Senegal and Mohamed Salah of Egypt, both two-time winners of the award, have also been nominated.

Walid Regragui nominated for coach award

Walid Regragui, who took charge of Morocco just a few months before the World Cup, is among 10 nominees for the coach award.

Nominees for women’s awards to be released later

Nominees for the women’s awards will be released later.

Awards ceremony to be held in Marrakech

The central Moroccan city of Marrakech has been selected to host the awards ceremony on Monday December 11.

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