Osimhen Wins Another Award In France


Super Eagles Rave of the moment, Victor Osimhen, has added another award to his collections in France.

Osimhen has been named the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize winner in the French Ligue 1.

He saw off stiff competition from another Super Eagles star, Moses Simon (Nantes), Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Monaco’s Islam Slimani plus Rennes’ trio of Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy.

The Marc-Vivien Foe prize is an anual award in honour of the late Marc Vivien Foe for African best player in the French League.

Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed while playing for Cameroon against Colombia at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France, he was rushed to the hospital in an attempt to save his life, he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The 21-year-old has been impressive for Lille since joining the club from Charleroi last summer, He scored 18 goals and bagged six assists in all competitions including a memorable goal against Chelsea in the Uefa Champions League.

The former Wolfsburg star is the second Nigerian to win the award after Vincent Enyeama won it in 2014 while on the books of Lille.

Osimhen was named in the French Ligue 1 team of the season, he also won Lille’s player of the season award.


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