Lille striker Victor Osimhen has become the second Nigerian player to win the prestigious Prix Marc-Vivien Foé, awarded to the best African player in Ligue 1 for the 2019-2020 season, allnigeriasoccer. com reports.
Since Vincent Enyeama won the award in 2014, no Nigerian player has managed to win the accolade, though the former Nigeria goalkeeper made the top six in 2015 and 2016.
Osimhen replaces Nocolas Pepe, who moved to Arsenal last summer, as the best African in the French top-flight.
The 21-year-old finished first with 284 points, followed by Islam Slimani (Algeria, AS Monaco) on 95 points and Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco, Stade de Reims) on 89 points.
The other Nigerian striker nominated for the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé, Nantes’ Moses Simon, occupied the eleventh position with ten points.
Osimhen scored 13 goals in 27 matches in Ligue 1 last season while producing five assists.
Prix Marc-Vivien Foé 2020 1) Victor Osimhen (Nigeria, Lille OSC) – 284 pts2) Islam Slimani (Algeria, AS Monaco) – 95 pts3) Yunis Abdelhamid (Morocco, Stade de Reims) – 89 pts4) Habib Diallo (Senegal, FC Metz) – 52 pts5) Mbaye Niang (Senegal, Stade Rennais) – 43 pts6) Hamari Traoré (Mali, Stade Rennais) – 37 pts Idrissa Gueye (Senegal, Paris SG) – 37 pts8) Denis Bouanga (Gabon, AS Saint-Etienne) – 27 pts9) Edouard Mendy (Senegal, Stade Rennais) – 24 pts10) Andy Delort (Algeria, Montpellier HSC) – 13 pts11) Moses Simon (Nigeria, FC Nantes) – 10 pts.
Source : AF app