CAF congratulates Super Eagles striker on Ballon d’Or nomination


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have congratulated Victor Osimhen following his nomination for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.

Osimhen led Napoli’s charge as they won their first Serie A title since 1990, scoring 26 goals and contributing 4 assists.

The Super Eagles striker became the first African player in the 125-year history of the Italian top-flight to win the Serie A Golden Boot, achieving something even the great George Weah was unable to.


CAF acknowledges Osimhen

The Ballon d’Or nominees list is 30-man strong and headlined by World Cup winner Lionel Messi, whose performances for Argentina in Qatar may give him an edge.

Other Africans on the list include Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Manchester United’s Andre Onana, and Yassine Bounou of Morocco.

The event will be held in Paris on October 30.