Victor Osimhen was named the Globe Soccer Awards’ Emerging Player of the Year, beating out Barcelona midfielder Gavi and Real Madrid star Federico Valverde.
This is a huge accomplishment for the Super Eagles striker, who has been outstanding for Napoli this season in all competitions. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor for “The Revenant” alongside Gavi, Valverde, Hareb Abdullah, Julian Alvarez, Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Francisco Conceiçao, Ryan Gravenberch, Josko Gvardiol, Nuno Mendes, Ilaix Moriba, Jamal Musiala, Pedri, Bukaio Saka, and Milan actor Rafael Leao.
However, Victor Osimhen defeated them in Dubai to win the prestigious prize. The Napoli man is the first recipient of the award, according to Globe, because the category was only introduced this year.
Speaking about Osimhen’s award, Super Eagles coordinator Pascal Patrick urged the Nigerian striker to continue giving his all to both his club and his country.
”Like I used to say, Victor Osimhen is a promising player and someone who has good future ahead of him and I am not surprised that he won the award even though I will urge him to continue doing his best.”