Ademola Lookman emerges as robust contender to succeed Osimhen for CAF Participant of the Yr

Ademola Lookman emerges as robust contender to succeed Osimhen for CAF Participant of the Yr

Tremendous Eagles ahead, Ademola Lookman, has emerged as a robust contender to succeed Victor Osimhen because the CAF Participant of the Yr following Atalanta’s victory over Olympique Marseille, Soccernet.ng experiences. 

Osimhen’s excellent efficiency in Napoli’s 2022-23 season marketing campaign, profitable the Italian Serie A title and scoring quite a few targets, earned him the Player of the Year award.

In the meantime, Lookman’s efficiency with Atalanta, enjoying a pivotal position of their development to the ultimate of the 2023-24 UEFA Europa League in Dublin, has positioned him as a possible successor to Osimhen for the CAF Participant of the Yr title.

How Lookman Emerged as a Contender

Lookman stands out as a frontrunner for the CAF Participant of the Yr award, boasting a exceptional monitor file within the 2023-24 season marketing campaign.

His achievements embrace clinching the Africa Cup of Nations silver medal, contributing three targets and one help throughout the event, and incomes an AFCON Man of the Match award.

Moreover, Lookman performed a key position in serving to Gian Gasperini’s Atalanta attain the finals of each the Copa Italian and the Europa League.

At the moment, Lookman has a formidable tally of 12 targets and eight assists for Atalanta this season, additional firming his place as a standout participant deserving of the distinguished award.

Lookman on the 2023 AFCON Event

Lookman netted three targets and offered an help throughout the AFCON event held in Cote d’Ivoire, establishing himself as the highest scorer for Jose Peseiro–led Tremendous Eagles workforce as at the moment.

Expressing his satisfaction along with his efficiency, Lookman shared his enjoyment of contributing to the workforce’s success, and emphasis on the collective effort of the squad.

“[I was] very joyful clearly, being an attacking participant you all the time need to assist the workforce in that method. So yeah, [I] was very glad. [I] was joyful to do this. However the workforce was wonderful and all people helped out,” he conveyed to Calister Enejele.

Lookman vs. Boniface and Tella in Dublin

In Atalanta’s latest victory over Olympique Marseille, Lookman opened the scoring with a dazzling display, skillfully navigating previous a number of defenders earlier than releasing a shot that discovered the again of the web.

This units up an interesting last showdown in Dublin on Might 22, 2023, the place Lookman will face off towards his compatriots Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella, each essential gamers for Bayer Leverkusen, who secured victory over AS Roma.

Ayomide Oguntimehin


Ayomide Oguntimehin

Ayomide Oguntimehin is a CAF-accredited sports activities journalist and an Editor at Soccernet.ng, with a confirmed monitor file in conducting interviews with Tremendous Eagles stars comparable to William Troost-Ekong, Taiwo Awoniyi, Brilliant Osayi-Samuel, Ademola Lookman, and lots of others. He has additionally made a major influence in breaking switch information tales.

Grounded in video modifying, video journalism, social media administration, and content material technique, Ayomide brings a wealth of experience to his work.

With a Bachelor’s diploma in English Language from Adeyemi Faculty of Schooling and a Grasp’s Diploma in Faculty Library and Media Know-how from the College of Ibadan, Ayomide is well-prepared to excel within the subject.

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