Nigerian duo Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala have been nominated for the 2023 Globe Soccer Awards.
Osimhen was awarded the 2022 edition of the Emerging Player of the Year award.
The 24-year-old played a key role in Napoli’s Serie A title win last season.
The striker will compete with the likes of Nicolo Barella, Jude Bellingham, Karim Benzema, Yassin Benou, Antoine Griezmann, Ilkay Gundogan, Hviča Kvaratschelia and Robert Lewandowski for the prestigious award.
Other candidates are Lautaro Martinez, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Kim Min-jae, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane and Vinicius Junior.
Oshoala was also nominated for the Women’s Player of the Year award for the first time.
The Super Falcons’ star striker was part of the Barcelona Femeni team that won last season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League.
The winner will be determined by online voting.
Winners in various categories will be announced at a gala event on January 19, 2024.