Super Eagles and Lille react after Victor Osimhen becomes second Nigerian to African Player in Ligue 1 for the year 2020 Award in France.

The award which is named after the late Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe is organised by Radio France International and France 24.

Osimhen emerges as the winner after saw off competition from his Super Eagles compatriot and Nantes Player of the Year Moses Simon and eight other African stars to win this prestigious award.

The 21-year-old Nigeria international scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions during the campaign with Algerian Islam Slimani (Monaco) and Morrocan Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade de Reims) came second and third respectively.

Saint-Etienne’s Denis Bouanga, Montpellier’s Andy Delort, Rennes’ trio of Mbaye Niang, Hamari Traore and Edouard Mendy were also in the race for the top accolade.

Osimhen is the first Nigerian to win the award after Super Eagles legend and now coach Vincent Enyeama picked up the prize in 2014.

However, Super Eagles and Ligiue 1 outfit Lille took their official Twitter handle to react to new achievements made by Nigeria international.

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