“You Are Doing Edo Proud” — Governor Obaseki Congratulates Lille’s Osimhen On Best African Player Award
Yesterday, the Lille forward won the award for the Best African Player In Ligue 1. He floored his international team-mate Simon and eight other African stars to the award.
Osimhen, 21, joined the French Ligue 1 in July 2019 and has gone on to score 18 goals in all competitions to become Lille’s highest goal scorer in the 2019/2020 season which was terminated in May following a protracted suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Reacting via his Twitter handle, Obaseki thanked the striker for making Edo State proud.
“Hearty congratulations to Edo son and @NGSuperEagles striker, @victorosimhen on his Prix Marc-Vivien Foé win, awarded to the Best African Player in @Ligue1_ENG. He is doing Edo proud at @LOSC_EN and we celebrate him for being an enviable ambassador of our dear state.@LOSC_EN,” Obaseki tweeted.
The Nigerian International succeeds last year’s winner Nicolas Pepe as well as becoming the second Nigerian after Vincent Enyeama (2014) to claim the Prix Marc-Vivien Foé since inception in 2009.
He was also named Lille’s player of the year.
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