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Soccer News of Thursday, 16 March 2023


UCL: Osimhen gets POTW, GOTW nominations

Napoli talisman, Victor Osimhen play videoNapoli talisman, Victor Osimhen

Following his outstanding performance against Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, March 15, Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the UEFA Player of Week and Goal of the Week awards.

The Nigerian striker hit a brace as the runaway Serie A leaders thrashed the Bundesliga side 3-0 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples to book their place in the last 8 of the competition with a resounding 5-0 win on aggregate.

The 24-year-old has now registered 4 goals in 5 UEFA Champions League appearances for Luciano Spalletti's side.

The Super Eagles striker will compete with Manchester City's Erling Haaland, Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema, and Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu for the Player of the Week prize.

Osimhen's first goal from a phenomenal header has also been nominated for the goal of the week.

The red-hot striker who was well-positioned inside Frankfurt's penalty area got on the end of Matteo Politano's beautiful cross with a brilliant header into the far corner leaving Kevin Trapp no chance.

Check out the goal in the video below: