Osimhen news: King of African football nominated for Globe Soccer Awards 2023

Osimhen news: King of African football nominated for Globe Soccer Awards 2023
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The latest Osimhen news – in the wake of an extraordinary night for Nigeria at the CAF Awards 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco, the spotlight now shifts to the prestigious Globe Soccer Awards.

Here Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala, crowned African Players of the Year, find themselves on the final shortlist for Best Men's and Women's Player 2023, respectively.

Osimhen's stellar achievements, landing him the African Player of the Year accolade, have propelled him into contention for the coveted Best Men's Player 2023.

Meanwhile, Oshoala's record-breaking sixth Women's African Player of the Year title has earned her a well-deserved spot among the 10 finalists for the Best Women's Player 2023.

Oshoala and Osimhen news: the Nigerians eye Globe Soccer honours

Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala win players of the year during the 2023 CAF Awards held in Marrakech, Morocco
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Public participation is a key feature of the Globe Soccer Awards, and fans now have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favourite players on the official website until December 28.

The nominees in the men's category include luminaries such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, and Kylian Mbappe, among others.

In the ongoing Globe Soccer Awards voting, Ronaldo has asserted his dominance, securing the top spot in the Men's category with an impressive 47.1% of the votes.

Meanwhile, in the latest Osimhen news, the Super Eagle is holding steady in the sixth position, garnering 2.9 percent of the votes.

On the women's front, Orlga Carmona is leading the charge for Best Women's Player, commanding a significant 38.7% of the votes.

Oshoala, despite her remarkable achievements, currently sits in third place with 13.8%.

The competition remains fierce as fans worldwide continue to cast their votes, shaping the landscape for the anticipated Globe Soccer Awards.

The winners, across 20 categories, will be revealed during the awards ceremony in Dubai on January 19, 2024.

The Globe Soccer Awards cover a spectrum of categories, recognizing excellence in emerging players, goalkeepers, midfielders, coaches, clubs, and more.

The other categories are Best Emerging Player, Best Goalkeeper, Best Midfielder, Best Coach, Best Club (men and women), Fans Favourite Player, Best Agent, Best Club President, Best Sporting Director, Best Middle East Player and also Best Middle East Club.

The event, supported by global football entities like FIFA, UEFA, and ECA, is a grand annual affair held in Dubai, UAE.

Former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who played a crucial role in France's triumph, currently holds the Best Men's Player title.

Notably, Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo has clinched the award six times, the most by any individual, adding a layer of anticipation to this year's edition.

The countdown to the Globe Soccer Awards has begun, and the football world eagerly awaits the unveiling of the victors in what promises to be a night of celebration, recognition, and glamour.

Victor Osimhen of Nigeria wins player of the year during the 2023 CAF Awards held in Marrakech
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Osimhen news: Best Men's Player nominees

  • Victor Osimhen
  • Lionel Messi
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Karim Benzema
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Erling Haaland
  • Kylian Mbapp√©
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Vinicius Jr.

Best Women's Player nominees

  • Asisat Oshoala
  • Aitana Bonmati
  • Linda Caicedco
  • Olga Carmona
  • Debinha
  • Mary Earps
  • Amanda Ilestedt
  • Sam Kerr
  • Fridolina Rolfo
  • Georgia Stanway

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.