In recent news, President Bola Tinubu has conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to Victor Osimhen, the forward for Nigeria’s Super Eagles, for securing the prestigious CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award. The President also celebrated the remarkable achievements of Asisat Oshoala from Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time, and Chiamaka Nnadozie, honored as the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year. Additionally, he commended the Super Falcons for emerging as the Women’s National Team of the Year.
The President, as expressed in a statement by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, praised the trio for their outstanding performances on both national and international stages. He recognized them as sources of pride for the nation and an inspiration for aspiring footballers across the continent. Ngelale quoted the President, saying, “Watching the great ambassadors of Nigeria stand atop the podium as the African Footballers of the Year, in the men and women categories, on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco, has strengthened our belief that with hard work, perseverance, and the help of God, everything this nation needs for greatness is within us and available to us.”
Furthermore, the President commended Victor and Asisat for acknowledging their roots and humble beginnings in the game they love, as well as recognizing the role of indigenous coaches in shaping their careers. The President expressed his solidarity with all Nigerian fans, praying that this well-deserved honor marks the beginning of a continued journey filled with success, triumphs, and the fulfillment of all their footballing dreams.