Victor Osimhen has revealed his desire to win the African Footballer of the Year award.
No Nigerian footballer has won the award since former Arsenal forward Nwankwo Kanu took it home in 1999.
The likes of Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Vincent Enyeama and John Mikel Obi all came close to winning to win the individual accolade afterwards.
Osimhen has been tipped to win the award following a remarkable campaign for Serie A side, Napoli.
The 24-year-old has scored 21 goals in 23 league appearances to lead the Partenopei’s charge for a first Scudetto in 33 years.
The forward has also registered another four goals in five outings in the UEFA Champions League.
“I am not going to lie. It would be my dream to be African Footballer of the Year. I was at the ceremony in 2015, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the award. As an African you dream of this prize and maybe I can win,” Osimhen declared in an interview with the Daily Mail.
UCL: Osimhen misses Napoli training ahead of AC Milan clash
Victor Osimhen didn’t train with his Napoli teammates on Monday (today) ahead of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash against AC Milan.
Osimhen is still recuperating from a muscle injury.
The Nigerian suffered a tear in his adductor muscle while on international duty with the three-time African champions last month.
The prolific striker has missed the Partenopei’s last two games against AC Milan and Leece.