Super Eagles and Lile Victor Osimhen has won the Marc- Vivien Foe award for the best African player in League 1.
Lille striker Victor Osimhen has been named as the winner of the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize ahead of other stars.
Osimhen joins Vincent Enyeama who won the award in 2014 as the only second Nigerian to win the award given in honour of late Cameroon star Marc-Vivien Foé for exceptional display of talent.
🏆⚽️🇳🇬 Lille’s (@losclive) Nigerian forward Victor OSIMHEN won the Marc-Vivien Foé @RFI @France24_fr Prize for best African player in the French Ligue 1, the French football championship for the 2019-2020 season. Congratulations @victorosimhen9 ! 👏 pic.twitter.com/gcgrctVFxI
— RFI – Relations Presse (@RFI_Presse) June 29, 2020
The previous winners includes Gervinho (Ivory Coast) ,Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) Nicolas Pépé (Ivory Coast) who won it in 2019.
The Nigerian international had only joined Lille in August 2019 from RSC Charleroi for a reported fee of €12million euros.
He finished fourth on the top scorer chatof the French league with 13 goals and 4 assists in 27 games before the suspension of league 1.
Osimhen was chosen by jury of sport journalists ahead of Algerian forward Islam Slimani (Monaco) and the Moroccan defender Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade Rennais).
The 21-year-old was nominated in League1 Team of the Season alongside Neymar and Mbappe and also was named Lille player of the year for the 2019/20 season.