Despite his goals for both the Super Eagles and Napoli this past year, Victor Osimhen was not nominated for the 2022 CAF African Footballer of the year Award and instead that distinction went to Moses Simon.
FC Nantes winger Moses Simon was the only Nigeria player nominated in a 30-man strong list.
He won the Coupe de France with his club this past season, which qualifies them for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
Sadio Mane of Senegal and Bayern Munich is widely favoured to be named Africa’s best player of the year.
Former Golden Eaglets star Akinwunmi, who now features for Danish champions FC Copenhagen, was the other Nigeria star nominated of the CAF Young Player of the Year Award.
He won the Swedish Cup with former club Hammarby last season.
After a Covid-enforced absence, the CAF Awards will make a return in Morocco next month.