Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has congratulated Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen for clinching the prestigious ‘Best Foreign Athlete’ Award in Italy.
Osimhen, who plies his football trade with Italian Serie A side, Napoli, has scored 19 goals in 21 games already this season.
Dare, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media, Toyin Ibitoye, described it as a “remarkable achievement”.
“The award is well-deserved owing to the hard work, dedication, discipline and professionalism demonstrated by Victor Osimhen this season.
“We are proud of all he has achieved. He should not relent,” Ibitoye quoted Dare as saying.
The Italian Footballers Association (AIC) also named Osimhen Serie A Player of the Month for February.
He netted four goals in four league appearances for Napoli in February.
Osimhen is also in the running for the Serie A Player of the Month.
With 13 games to go, Napoli are odds-on for Serie A glory, having a huge 15-point advantage over second-placed Inter Milan.
Osimhen is in his third season at Napoli after previous stints in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg and in Ligue 1 with Lille.
Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor