Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the 2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or.

The 24-year-old is the first Nigerian male player to be nominated for the award.

Osimhen was recognised for his contribution to Napoli’s Scudetto success last season.

The forward scored 26 goals to help the Partenopei win their first Serie A title in 33 years.

PNO SPORTS reports that Osimhen also registered five goals in the UEFA Champions League.

He has also  started the new season on a good note for Rudi Garcia’s side  with three goals from three games.