Nigeria’s prolific forward, Victor Osimhen looks a likely winner when the African Footballer of the Year Awards hold in Marrakech, Morocco next month.

Apart from his prolific form at his Italian club, Napoli, his 10 goals at the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series and another 26 at the Italian Serie A are clear indicators of easy claim to the African throne.

That apart, in the France Football -powered Ballon d’Or, he was the best ranked African player.

He however faces a titanic battle from Moroccan contenders who made history last December at the Qatar 2022 World Cup  by becoming the first World Cup semi-finalists.

They include goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, defender Achraf Hakimi, midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, winger Hakim Ziyech and forward Youssef en Nesyri.

Sadio Mane of Senegal and Mohamed Salah of Egypt, both two-time winners of the award, have also been nominated. But they are unlikely winners.

The central Moroccan city of Marrakech will  host the awards ceremony on Monday December 11.

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