Two Nigerian football players, Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala have been nominated for the 2023 Globe Soccer Awards.
Organisers of the award, which is the 14th edition this year, announced the nominees on their X on Tuesday.
Osimhen will slug it out with Nicolò Barella, Jude Bellingham, Karim Benzema, Yassine Bounou, Antoine Griezmann, Ilkay Gundogan, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Robert Lewandowski for the prestigious award.
The other nominees are, Lautaro Martínez, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Kim Min-Jae, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Vinícius Jr.
Super Falcons star Oshoala got nominated in the Women’s Best Player award category,
The forward was part of the Barcelona Femeni side that won the UEFA Women’s Champions League last season.
The winner will be decided via online voting with the Gala event billed for January 19, 2024.