Victor Osimhen Nominated For UCL Player Of The Week Award

Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the UEFA Champions League Player of the Week award.

Osimhen is also in the running for Goal of the Week prize.

The 24-year-old scored a brace in Napoli’s 3-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night.

The striker has now registered four goals in five outings in the competition this season.

Manchester City forward, Erling Haaland, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and AC Milan midfileder, Hakan Calhanoglu are the other players nominated for the award.

For the Goal of the Week prize, Osimhen was nominated for his superb header against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Nigeria international nodded home superbly from Matteo Politano’s cross late in the first half.

Victor Osimhen explained why he turned down the chance to score a hat-trick In Napoli’s round 16 Champions League win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.

Piotr Zielinski scored Napoli’s third from the penalty spot in the 64th minute.

Osimhen would have taken the penalty to bag a hat-trick but instead handed the ball over to Zielinski.

And in a video posted on BT Sport’s YouTube channel, Osimhen said he is unperturbed about who scores as long as Napoli win.

“The penalty Zieliniski asked me if he could take it, of course I’m a team player it doesn’t matter who scores as long as the team achieves success. I know my goals will come with or without penalty.”

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