Former Nigerian forward and African footballer of the year, Victor Ikpeba has tipped Napoli Striker, Victor Osimhen to win this year’s African Footballer of the Year award ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Bayern Munich’s Senegal forward Sadio Mane.
The former Monaco forward noted that Osimhen’s rivals, Mane and Salah are not doing well at the moment.
Prince of Monaco as Ikpeba was fondly referred to made this known while speaking on Supersport’s magazine show, Monday Night Football where he said Osimhen present form good enough to win the award.
, “Osimhen doesn’t need to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be crowned the African Footballer of The Year for 2023.
He added, “Osimhen’s rivals for the award, the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, are really struggling at the moment.”
Osimhen has been in top form for Napoli so far this season, scoring 18 goals in 18 Serie A matches.
His form for Napoli has attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester United in the English Premier League.