Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala, both Nigerian footballers, received nominations for the 2023 Globe Soccer Awards. Osimhen previously clinched the Emerging Player of the Year title in 2022.
The 24-year-old significantly contributed to Napoli’s Serie A victory last season. He competes against a field including Nicolò Barella, Jude Bellingham, Karim Benzema, Yassine Bounou, Antoine Griezmann, Ilkay Gundogan, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, and Robert Lewandowski for this esteemed recognition.
Additionally, among the nominees are Lautaro Martínez, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Kim Min-Jae, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, and Vinícius Jr. On the other hand, Oshoala, representing the Super Falcons, secured her first-ever nomination for the Women’s Best Player award.
She was a vital part of Barcelona Femeni’s triumphant UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign last season. The winners in each category will be determined through online voting, with the results announced at a Gala event scheduled for January 19, 2024.
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