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Victor Osimhen Dedicates International Award To Late Father


Lille striker Victor Osimhen has committed his Marc Vivien Foe best Ligue 1 African player grant for the 2019-20 season to his late dad.

The 21-year-old was marked by the Stade Pierre-Mauroy outfit the previous summer from Belgian club Sporting Charleroi as an immediate substitution for Nicolas Pepe, who moved to England to join Premier League side Arsenal.

The Super Eagles forward immediately warmed himself into the hearts of the Mastiffs fans with his great exhibitions, scooping the class’ Player of the Month grant scarcely three months in the wake of collaborating with Christophe Galtier’s men.

The youthful striker found the rear of the net multiple times and gave five aids 27 class games in the 2019-20 season, a battle which was unexpectedly finished because of the episode of coronavirus in France and over the world.

His exhibitions saw him win the best African player grant in the division, turning into the subsequent Nigerian to scoop the award after Nigeria legend Vincent Enyeama.

In winning the prize, the 21-year-old beats off firm rivalries from his countryman and Nantes winger Moses Simon, Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani, Rennes’ Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy.

Osimhen, who lost his dad a month ago at 80 years old, has taken to web based life to devote the honor to him while likewise cheering different candidates.

“[I am] grateful to God almighty, I dedicate this amazing award to my late father. Thanks to those who voted for me and also a big shout out goes to Moses Simon and the rest of the nominees. Thank you once more,” Osimhen tweeted.