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Osimhen or Lookman: Wilfred Ndidi picks who deserves 2024 CAF Player of the Year award

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Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi believes that Ademola Lookman will win this year’s CAF Africa Footballer of the Year award, edging out the current holder, Victor Osimhen.

Ademola Lookman has had an outstanding season with Atalanta in Serie A, playing a crucial role in the team’s success. He scored a hat-trick in the Europa League final against Bayer Leverkusen, securing Atalanta’s first-ever European trophy. His impressive performances earned him Atalanta’s Best Player of the Season award, with a total of 27 goals across all competitions.

Lookman also made significant contributions at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire, helping Nigeria reach the final. His performance included three goals and an assist, earning him a spot in the Team of the Tournament.

Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman

Super Eagles forward Ademola Lookman (Photo Credit: THE ATHLETIC IMAGES)

Wilfred Ndidi is confident in Lookman’s chances for the CAF award, stating, “In all honesty, I think Ademola (Lookman) stands a better chance to winning it. Though both he and Osimhen have done well for their clubs, but Ademola stands a better chance.”

Lookman recently won the Best African International Footballer award at the Ghana Football Awards in Accra. This accolade follows Victor Osimhen’s triumph last year after he led Napoli to the Serie A title and won the CAF Africa’s Best Player award.

As the CAF Africa Footballer of the Year announcement approaches in December, Lookman’s remarkable season makes him a strong contender for the prestigious award.

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