Nigerian football sensation Victor Osimhen has received special recognition from FIFA, the global governing body of football. This recognition follows his outstanding achievements, including winning the Golden Eaglets’ sixth Under-17 World Cup trophy in Chile in 2015, where he scored a record-breaking 10 goals. Osimhen’s remarkable journey has been an inspiration to young footballers worldwide. Additionally, he was honored with the National Award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by former Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.Victor Osimhen, aged 24, showcased his exceptional talent by emerging as the top scorer and earning both the Silver Ball and Golden Boot trophies at the tournament. Moreover, he etched his name in history during the 2022-2023 season as the first African recipient of the prestigious Serie A Top Scorer Award. Osimhen’s contributions played a pivotal role in Napoli’s triumphant Serie A title win, their first in 33 years.
The striker also ended a 14-year curse by becoming the first player since Zlatan Ibrahimovic to win both the Capocannoniere and the Scudetto in the same season.
In honor of his ascent to fame, FIFA official Gelson Fernandes gave him a customized ball and shirt.
He accompanied the gifts with the following message, “Victor Osimhen, you represent at the moment what football can do.