Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, made the final 10-man shortlist for the men’s categories of the 2023 CAF Player of the Year award.
The 24-year-old is considered to be a top contender for the award following his eighth-placed finish at the recent 2023 Ballon d’Or award in October in Paris, France.
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The Napoli forward, who is the overwhelming favourite, is the only Nigerian to make the cut and will be aiming to cap off an impressive year in which he won the Italian Scuddeto and top scorer gong in the league.
Apart from the Nigerian, other top players who made the final 10 nominees for the CAF award include holder and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane; Riyad Mahrez of Algeria; and Achraf Hakimi of Morocco among others.
The ultimate winner of each category will be decided after votes from a voting panel consisting of the CAF Technical Committee, media professionals, Head coaches, and captains of member associations and clubs involved in the group stages of the Interclub competitions, CAF added.
The Awards Gala is billed for Monday, 11 December 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco.