Osimhen battles Mane, Mahrez, Salah, others for 2023 CAF Player of the Year


Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is in the running for the 2023 CAF Men’s of the Year award.

Osimhen is among the 30 players nominated for the award.

Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Achraf Hakimi and Hakim Ziyech are among the other top nominees for the award.

Osimhen is the favourite to win this year’s edition of the prestigious award.

The Nigeria international scored 26 in 32 appearances to help Napoli win the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years last season.

The 24-year-old also scored five goals in six UEFA Champions League outings for the Partenopei.

He is hoping to become the first Nigerian to win the award since Nwankwo Kanu claimed the prize in 1996.

Gent of Belgium forward Gift Orban is also nominated for the Young Player of the Year award.