Tinubu Applauds Nigerian Football Stars for CAF 2023 Awards Triumph  - The Top Society

Tinubu Applauds Nigerian Football Stars for CAF 2023 Awards Triumph 


President Bola Tinubu has extended heartfelt congratulations to Victor Osimhen of Nigeria’s Super Eagles for securing the coveted CAF 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award.

The president also lauded the exceptional achievements of Asisat Oshoala from Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who clinched the CAF Women’s Player of The Year for an impressive sixth time.

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Chiamaka Nnadozie, the talented goalkeeper, was not left unnoticed, as she was recognized with the Woman Goalkeeper of the Year title. Additionally, the collective prowess of the Super Falcons did not go unnoticed, with the team being honored as the Women’s National Team of the Year.

This commendation, conveyed through a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, emphasizes the president’s appreciation for the outstanding performances exhibited by these football stars on both national and international platforms. President Tinubu described them as sources of immense pride for the nation and a wellspring of inspiration for aspiring footballers across the African continent.

He stated,

”Watching the great ambassadors of Nigeria stand atop the podium as the African Footballers of the Year, in the men and women categories, on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco, has strengthened our belief that with hard work, perseverance, and the help of God, everything this nation needs for greatness is within us and available to us. 

”I commend Victor and Asisat for not forgetting their roots and days of humble beginnings in the game they love so much and for acknowledging the role of indigenous coaches in shaping their careers. 

”I join all Nigerian fans in praying that this well-deserved honour will be the beginning of a continued journey filled with success, triumphs, and the fulfillment of all your footballing dreams.”

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