CAF Awards: President Tinubu Congratulates Osimhen, Oshoala and Nnadozie

Nigerian President, Bola Tinubu has congratulated the trio of Victor Osimhen, Asisat Oshoala and Chiamaka Nnadozie for winning the top slots of the respective categories that featured at the 2023 Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards held in Morroco on Monday.

In a message posted on his X-account, President Tinubu said, “I congratulate Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, on winning the CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award, the remarkable achievements of Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year for the sixth time, Chiamaka Nnadozie, who was awarded the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year, as well as the Super Falcons for emerging the Women’s National Team of the Year at the CAF Awards 2023.”

The president who commended the trio for their outstanding performances at both national and international stages, and for being sources of pride to the nation as well as inspiration for aspiring footballers across the continent, said, “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.”

He went on to commend the football stars for not forgetting their roots and days of humble beginnings in the game they love so much and for acknowledging the role of indigenous coaches in shaping their careers.

He said, “I join all Nigerian fans in praying that this well-deserved honour will be the beginning of a continued journey filled with success, triumphs, and the fulfilment of all your footballing dreams.”

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