Ex-Chelsea defender nominates Lookman to succeed Osimhen as CAF Participant Of The 12 months

Ex-Chelsea defender nominates Lookman to succeed Osimhen as CAF Participant Of The 12 months

Former Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has instructed CAF at hand Atalanta hero Ademola Lookman the African Participant of the 12 months award, Soccernet.ng experiences.

Lookman had a sport to recollect when Atalanta defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 within the last of the UEFA Europa League on Wednesday night. He singlehandedly destroyed a Bayer Leverkusen facet which have remained unbeaten all through the marketing campaign. Lookman scored twice within the first half and added yet one more within the second to make it 3-0 for La Dea and grant them their first European title in over 60 years.

The 26-year-old ahead additionally turned the first-ever participant to attain a hattrick within the Europa League last.

Following his very good efficiency for Atalanta, compatriot Kenneth Omeruo has stirred a little bit of controversy, as he shared a social media post, telling CAF to give Lookman the Player of the Year award.

@CAF_Online your African Participant of the 12 months.. @Alookman_ prime participant

— Kenneth Omeruo (@omeruo22) May 22, 2024

Victor Osimhen gained the award final 12 months, ending Nigeria’s lengthy wait. However this 12 months, the Tremendous Eagles star has struggled with Napoli.

Does Lookman deserve the CAF POTY?

Lookman has had respectable marketing campaign with Atalanta. He has performed a key function for La Dea this season. Within the Serie A, he has recorded 9 objectives and 6 assists in 29 appearances. Within the Copa Italia, Lookman registered one aim and one help. And within the Europa League, the Tremendous Eagles star registered 5 objectives and one help in eleven video games.

This 12 months, the highest African gamers haven’t carried out at their optimum ranges. Osimhen has struggled with accidents and Napoli have been abysmal this season. Boniface has been nice at Bayer Leverkusen with 21 objectives and ten assists in 34 video games. Sadly, he was injured for nearly half of the season. In the meantime, Mohammed Salah truly had a powerful season with Liverpool, registering 25 objectives and 14 assists in 44 video games. He additionally helped the membership to the EFL Cup.

In recent times, the winner of the POTY has all the time been determined by whoever wins the most important trophy. The AFCON went down this 12 months, however no Ivorian participant has truly accomplished effectively exterior of the AFCON.

Because it stands, the most important contenders for the AFCON are Boniface, Salah, and Lookman. However Lookman has the most important achievement, successful Atalanta’s first European title in over 60 years. What makes it much more particular is as a result of he made historical past, scoring three objectives within the last.

Boniface also won Bayer Leverkusen’s first-ever Bundesliga title. Recall that he was additionally the Rookie of the Season in Germany. Salah gained the EFL trophy, however the competitors shouldn’t be extremely regarded.

So, who do you assume deserves the CAF Participant of the 12 months award?

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