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Elahor: I See Osimhen Winning Africa Player Of The Year Award Soon

Former Nigeria international Friday Elahor has predicted that Victor Osimhen will soon be crowned Africa Player of the Year.

Osimhen is on the verge of joining Serie A giants Napoli from Lille, with the deal believed to be around €81 million, having completed his medical with the side.

The 21-year-old scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances in all competitions and was crowned Lille’s Player of the Year.

And the 52-year-old is confident Osimhen will be clinch Africa’s football highest individual honour provided he maintains his impressive form.

“I see him winning the Africa Footballer of the Year in the nearest future if he can maintain his form. Others should brace up to the challenge,” Elahor told Guardian.

The AFCON 1990 and 1992 star backed Osimhen to play a key role for the Super Eagles during the next round of Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers.

“Very soon the AFCON and World Cup qualifiers will begin, definitely Osimhen has a pivotal role to play towards Nigeria’s qualification for the tournaments.”

And on the move to Napoli Elahor adviced other players to emulate him.

“I have been following the news about Osimhen going to Napoli, but I don’t know why the deal hasn’t been confirmed yet.

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“Again, I think Osimhen has done well for himself and the country. Currently, he is the most rated Nigerian player in Europe. Other players I think should emulate him.

“I read recently that he changed his manager for his move to Napoli scale through. If his club is still reporting that some clubs are still coming for his signature despite his almost completed negotiations with Lille, it shows how good and important he is rated.”

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