Victor Osimhen Wins Best Ligue 1 African Player Of The Year
Lille striker Victor Osimhen has been named winner of the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize.
The Super Eagles forward saw off competition from compatriot Simon Moses (Nantes), Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani plus Rennes’ trio of Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy.
“Nigerian forward Victor OSIMHEN won the Marc-Vivien Foé. The prize for the best African player in the French Ligue 1, the French football championship for the 2019-2020 season.
Congratulations @victorosimhen9 !”, his club, Lille tweeted.
Victor Osimhen joined Lille from Belgian First Division A club Sporting Charleroi as a direct replacement for Cote d’Ivoire star Nicolas Pepe who joined Premier League outfit, Arsenal.
However, the Super Eagles star scored a total of 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions last season for Lille.
Also, he becomes the second Nigerian after Vincent Enyeama (2014) to claim the Marc-Vivien Foe prize.
Victor Osimhen started his career at the Ultimate Strikers Academy, based in Lagos, Nigeria.
In January 2016, after being noticed for his performances at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
In July 2019 he signed for Lille OSC.
On 11 August 2019, Victor Osimhen made his Ligue 1 debut for Lille OSC, scoring a brace against Nantes. The match ended 2–1 in favour of Lille.
In October 2019 he became ‘Player of the Month’ for Ligue 1.
The Nigerian finished the season with Lille OSC scoring 13 Goals in 25 Games in Ligue 1, finishing the season as their top scorer.
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