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JUST IN: President Tinubu Hails Osimhen, Oshoala, Nnadozie on CAF Awards

President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Nigerian footballers Victor Osimhen, Asisat Oshoala, and Chiamaka Nnadozie on their recent CAF awards.

Osimhen was named the 2023 CAF Men’s Player of the Year, while Oshoala clinched the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of The Year award for the sixth time. Additionally, Nnadozie was awarded the Women Goalkeeper of the Year, and the Super Falcons were recognised as the Women’s National Team of the Year.

In a statement released by Presidential Spokesperson Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu praised the trio for their outstanding performances and for inspiring aspiring footballers across the continent.

“Watching the great ambassadors of Nigeria stand atop the podium as the African Footballers of the Year 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,” the President said.

He also commended Osimhen and Oshoala for not forgetting their roots and for acknowledging the role of indigenous coaches in their development.

President Tinubu concluded his statement by expressing his hope that these awards will be the beginning of continued success for the Nigerian athletes.

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