Ballon d’Or: Nigerian Coach Ojekunle Names the Only Super Eagles Star Who Can Win the Award. Nigerian coach Folabi Ojekunle has stated emphatically that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is the only Super Eagles star who has the prospect of winning the Ballon d’Or award.
Ojekunle disclosed this while speaking with Sports Brief exclusively about the 2022 Ballon d’Or award which was won by Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
There is no doubt about the fact that Benzema has performed incredibly well so far this year as he also helped Real Madrid to win the Champions League beating Liverpool in the final.
Ballon d’Or: Nigerian Coach Ojekunle Names the Only Super Eagles Star Who Can Win the Award. The former Kogi United handler explained that it might take time, but Osimhen could land the award years to come if he keeps improving his game.
Folabi Ojekunle’s view about Osimhen winning the Ballon d’Or
”Victor Osimhen is the only player for now I think has a great future for him to fight and compete for the Ballon d’Or award and that is if he keeps improving his game.
‘He has the ability to excel and Victor is also young and I just hope he keeps firing in all cylinders and the future will be bright for him.”
Meanwhile, no Nigerian has ever won the Ballon d’Or award before and Liberian President George Weah is the only African who had won it.
Man United, 2 others want Victor Osimhen
Earlier, The City Forbes had reported how Nigerian super striker Victor Osimhen could be leaving Italian Serie A side, Napoli, in the January transfer as Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are said to be interested in him.
Osimhen has been able to win the hearts of Napoli fans thanks to his brilliant performances since he moved to Italy from French side Lille.