Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala have made the final Top 3 nominees for the CAF Player of the Year for both men and women.
CAF announced today that Napoli striker Osimhen will have to contend with Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool as well as Ashraf Hakimi of Morocco and PSG for the men’s top award.
Nwankwo Kanu was the last Nigeria star to win this prestigious award in 1999.
Other winners were Rashidi Yekini, Emmanuel Amuneke and Victor Ikpeba.
Oshoala is also gunning for a record-extending sixth CAF Award top prize.
However, she has to be voted ahead of South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana and Barbara Banda from Zambia to achieve this milestone.
The awards ceremony is on Monday in Marrekesh, Morocco.