Victor Osimhen

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Victor Osimhen has clinched the Emerging Player of the Year for 2022 at the Globe Soccer Award, reports PNO Sports.

Osimhen is the first winner of the award after the category was introduced this year.

The 23-year-old  won the award ahead of Real Madrid star, Federico Valverde and Barcelona midfielder, Gavi.

England duo, Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka as well AC Milan star, Rafael Leao were among the nominees for the award.

Osimhen is the leading scorer in the Italian top-flight with nine goals.

Real Madrid and France  forward, Karim Benzema won the Best Player of the Year, while Carlo Ancelotti scooped the Coach of the Year.

The winners were decided by votes from fans and an International jury of sports coaches, directors and club presidents.