President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Victor Osimhen, Asisat Oshoala and Chiamaka Nnadozie on their various individual awards at the 2023 CAF award in Morocco on Monday 11th December 2023.
Victor Osimhen Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward, won the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award becoming the first player to win the award since 1999.
The President also celebrated the remarkable achievements of Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time.
Mr President also extended his congratulatory message to Chiamaka Nnadozie, the Nigerian’s Super Falcons goalkeeper who was awarded the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year.
The President, in a statement signed by Ajuri Ngelale his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, commended the trio of Osimhen, Oshoala and Nnadozie for their outstanding performances on both national and international stages, and for being sources of pride to the nation and an inspiration for aspiring footballers across the continent.
”Watching the great ambassadors of Nigeria stand atop the podium as the African Footballers of the Year, in the men and women categories, on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco, has strengthened our belief that with hard work, perseverance, and the help of God, everything this nation needs for greatness is within us and available to us.
”I commend Victor and Asisat for not forgetting their roots and days of humble beginnings in the game they love so much and for acknowledging the role of indigenous coaches in shaping their careers.
”I join all Nigerian fans in praying that this well-deserved honour will be the beginning of a continued journey filled with success, triumphs, and the fulfilment of all your footballing dreams,” the President says.