President Bola Tinubu extended heartfelt congratulations to Victor Osimhen, the Super Eagles forward, for clinching the prestigious 2023 CAF Men’s Player of the Year award.
Tinubu also celebrated the remarkable achievements of Asisat Oshoala from Nigeria’s Super Falcons, securing her sixth CAF Women’s Player of the Year award, and Chiamaka Nnadozie, honored as the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year.
Additionally, he applauded the Super Falcons for earning the recognition as the Women’s National Team of the Year.
Ajuri Ngelale, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, shared this commendation in a statement on Tuesday, highlighting Tinubu’s admiration for the exceptional performances of Osimhen, Oshoala, and Nnadozie on both national and international platforms. Tinubu hailed them as sources of pride for Nigeria and inspirational figures for aspiring footballers across the continent.
The President praised Osimhen and Oshoala for their humility, acknowledging their roots and the pivotal role of indigenous coaches in shaping their illustrious careers.
Tinubu expressed solidarity with Nigerian fans, sharing hopes for continued success, triumphs, and the fulfillment of their footballing aspirations.
This acknowledgment comes after Osimhen’s well-deserved win of the 2023 CAF Men’s Player of the Year, marking a proud moment for Nigerian football.