Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has been nominated alongside Man City forward Erling Haaland and Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi for the prestigious FIFA Best award 2023, Owosports.com.ng reports.
The 24-year-old, who is enjoying the form of his life became the first African player to win the Capocannoniere for the top scorer in the Serie A last season after netting 26 goals and scoring a total of 31 goals in 39 games across all competition last season helping The Partenopei to their third Scudetto victory.
The Super Eagles hotshot just last week became the first Nigerian after Nwankwo Kanu in 1999 to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or award.
Osimhen will compete with favourite and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi who was instrumental to Argentina’s World Cup glory in Qatar.
There is also Manchester City forward Erling Haaland who had a stellar debut season with City as they won the treble for the first time in the club’s history.
The FIFA Best full nominees
The Best FIFA Men’s Player
Kevin De Bruyne
The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
The Best FIFA Women’s Player
The Best FIFA Women’s Coach
The Best FIFA Men’s Coach
The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper
Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil
The FIFA Fan Award
Club Atlético Colón fan
Miguel Ángel, Millonarios fan