Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala have been named in the CAF Player of the Year final three-man list for the men and women categories, respectively.
Osimhen whose goals were instrumental as Napoli scooped their first Scudetto prize title in 33 years and finished as the highest-ranked African in the 2023 Ballon d’Or when he finished ninth will battle Egypt’s Mohammed Salah and Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi for the top spot.
Oshoala, the reigning African women’s player of the year has pitched with South Africa’s Thembi Klagtlana and Zambia’s Barbara Banda for the top prize. Super Falcons Chiamaka Nnadozie of Paris FC is also in contention for the Goalkeeper of the Year (Women) and has to contend with Khadija Er-Rmichi of
Morocco and Andile Dlamini (South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns).
In the Young Player of the Year (Women), Nigerian Deborah Abiodun who plays
for the Pittsburgh Panthers also gets a nomination.