- The battle for the EaglesTracker Nigeria Men's Most Valuable Player of the 2022/2023 season promises to be intense as four outstanding Nigerian stars vie for the prestigious title.
Napoli's Victor Osimhen, Union Saint-Gilloise's Victor Boniface, Everton's Alex Iwobi, and Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi have all had exceptional campaigns, making the selection process a challenging task.
Victor Osimhen stands as the frontrunner for the award, thanks to his record-breaking season in Italy. The 24-year-old striker made history by becoming the first African player to win the Italian Serie A topscorer award. His goals were instrumental in powering Napoli to their first Scudetto in 33 years, solidifying his claim as a strong contender for the title.
Victor Boniface, who impressed at Union Saint-Gilloise, poses a significant threat to Osimhen's candidacy, though.
He became the first Nigerian to win the Europa League topscorer award, showcasing his prowess with six goals in the competition.
Taiwo Awoniyi's performance in his maiden campaign in the English Premier League places him in contention for the award. With ten goals to his name, Awoniyi not only displayed his scoring ability but also played a crucial role in saving Nottingham Forest from relegation. His impact on the team's survival makes him a strong contender for the title.
Alex Iwobi, the final nominee, has already been recognized as Everton Players' Player of the Year.
The former Arsenal midfielder's excellent displays were pivotal in helping his club retain their Premier League status. Iwobi's contributions throughout the season make him a deserving candidate for the prestigious award.
The race for the EaglesTracker Nigeria Men's Most Valuable Player of the 2022/2023 season will be fiercely contested among Victor Osimhen, Victor Boniface, Alex Iwobi, and Taiwo Awoniyi.
The winner of this esteemed award will undoubtedly be a deserving recipient, having left an indelible mark on the season with their outstanding performances.