Victor Osimhen Wins 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe Prize In French Ligue 1 [2019/2020]

Victor Osimhen has emerged winner of the 2020 Marc-Vivien Foe prize, which crowns him as the best African player in French Ligue 1 for the 2019/2020 season.

The 21-year-old forward who scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions during the campaign, becomes the youngest ever recipient of the Marc-Vivien Foe prize.

Named after late Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe, the late Cameroon and Olympique Lyonnais midfielder — twice an Africa Cup of Nations winner with the Indomitable Lions, passed away on the field during the 2003 Confederations Cup.

This yearly award is organized by Radio France International and France 24 to celebrate African players plying their trade in the French League.

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Simon Moses Voted FC Nantes Player Of The Year [2019/2020]

Simon Moses has been voted as the player of the year at his French Ligue 1 club – FC Nantes in the truncated 2019/2020 season.

In a statement by FC Nantes on May 27th 2020, Simon Moses scored the highest number of votes from the side’s fans. Simon got 40 percent of the votes cast by the 3,500 voters, according to the French team.

The 24-year-old winger joined FC Nantes from Levante in Spain last summer, the winger has played 30 matches and scored nine goals with eight assists.

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Victor Osimhen Voted Lille Olympique Sporting Club Player Of The Year [2019/2020]

Victor Osimhen has been voted as the player of the year at his French club – Lille Olympique Sporting Club (LOSC) in the truncated 2019/2020 season.

In Osimhen’s emergence as Lille’s best player in what is just his maiden campaign in the French Ligue 1, he scored 18 goals and provided six (6) assists  in 38 appearances across all competitions before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak during the football season.

His 13 goals in the French Ligue 1 was the fourth highest in the division. The Nigeria international beat off competition from Benjamin Andre and Renato Sanches to clinch the individual accolade, according to a statement on the club website.

The award is the second he has won since teaming up with Christophe Galtier’s men, having also won the Ligue 1 Player of the Month for October in 2019.

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