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Osimhen named Ligue 1's top African

Publish on 29/06/2020 at 11h54 - I. HOLYMAN

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Victor Osimhen has been named Ligue 1's top African player for 2019-20 with Lille's Nigeria international forward scooping the Marc-Vivien Foé award.

Osimhen is the youngest-ever winner of the award at the age of 21, and came top of a poll of some 100 football experts across the media to succeed former Lille man Nicolas Pepe, the Ivory Coast international who joined Arsenal last summer.

 

 

Osimhen's 13 league goals in his maiden season in France helped Lille finish fourth in the table, and he also made a significant impact in the UEFA Champions League and broke through at senior international level.

 

WATCH: Osimhen makes a flying start in France

 

 

Algeria striker Islam Slimani, who spent last season on loan at Monaco, came second with Reims' Morocco international defender Yunis Abdelhamid third.

 

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