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Glo-CAF Awards: Nigeria’s Osimhen, Oghenakoro win African honours

Victor Osimhen has scored nine goals and can break the record in the final
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Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen and Etebo Oghenakoro received African honours Thursday at the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards gala in Abuja.

Osimhen won the Youth player of the year award, while Oghenakoro won the most promising talent award.

Osimhen was outstanding in the year under review after his exploits at the Chile U-17 2015 FIFA World Cup where he not only won the gold medal of the competition, but also was adjudged the highest goal scorer of the tournament with his 10 goals.

Oghenakoro was also outstanding at the Senegal 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations helping Nigeria to win the competition and securing one of the tickets for the country to play in the football event of Rio 2016 Olympics.

Other award winners of the night included Ivory Coast that won the national team of the year award. The Elephants were the winners of AFCON 2015.

The Women’s National Team of the Year award was won by the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon. They qualified for their first ever FIFA Women World Cup held in Canada in 2015 and reached the round of 16 of the tournament.

Fair play award went to Allez Casa of Senegal, while Club of the year award was won by TP Mazembe after they won their record fifth CAF Champions League in 2015.

The coach of the year award was given to Herve Renard of France, who won AFCON with two different countries. He won it with Ivory Coast in 2015 and Chipolopolo of Zambia in 2012.

Charles Kumi Gyami (Ghana) and Samuel Mbappe Leppe (Cameroon) were named African Legends, with Papa Bakary Gassama (Gambia) winning the referee of the year.

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