December 11, 2023 (THEWILL) – In a remarkable achievement for Nigerian football, three players from the Super Falcons and one player from the Super Eagles have been included in the women’s and men’s team of the year at the CAF Team of the Year Awards 2023.
Michelle Alozie, Osinachi Ohale and Asisat Oshoala, from the Super Falcons, along with Victor Osimhen from the Super Eagles, have been recognised for their outstanding performances on the field.
The Super Falcons’ trio of Alozie, Ohale, and Oshoala played pivotal roles in the success of the Nigerian women’s national team. Alozie, who currently plays for Houston Dash in the USA, has been a consistent performer in defence, showcasing her defensive abilities and contributing to the team’s solid backline.
Ohale, who plays for Pachuca FC in Mexico, has been a reliable defender, providing stability and leadership at the back. Oshoala, who represents Barcelona Femini in Spain, has been a standout player, consistently delivering exceptional performances and scoring crucial goals for the team.
On the men’s side, Victor Osimhen, who plays as a forward for the Super Eagles, has been recognised for his impressive displays. Osimhen, who was recently recognised in Italy for his displays for Napoli, has also been a prolific goal scorer and a key contributor to the Nigerian national team’s success. His speed, agility, and clinical finishing have made him a formidable force in the attacking third.
The inclusion of these Nigerian players in the CAF Team of the Year Awards 2023 is a testament to their exceptional skills, dedication, and contributions to their respective teams. It also highlights the growing recognition of Nigerian football talent on the continental and global stage.
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