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How Nigerian, African Coaches, Captains Voted Against Osimhen, Oshoala For FIFA Best



How Nigeria,African Coaches, Captains Voted Against Osimhen, Oshoala For FIFA Best

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2022 ceremony held in Paris on Monday saw Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas, and Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi crowned as the outstanding players of the year 2022.

The award is determined by votes from national team captains and coaches, journalists and fans.

FIFA had published how each captain and coach voted… Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa did not vote for Osimhen and his Super Falcons counterpart Onome Ebi overlooked compatriot Asisat Oshoala in her part.

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Osimhen was outstanding for both club and country in the year under review (2022) but failed to get any vote for his superb form from his compatriots.

Oshoala, on her part, won the Pichichi award, the prize for the top scorer in the Spanish league; and also a treble with the Barcelona Femini.

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Jose Peseiro(Super Eagles Coach) Voted: Benzema,
Lionel Messi
Kevin De Bruyne

Egypt Coach(Rui Vitoria) voted:
Mohammed Salah
Lionel Messi

Ahmed Musa(Super Eagles Captain) voted:
Lionel Messi,
Karim Benzema,
Kylian Mbappe

Morocco Captain(Romain Saiss):
Achraf Hakimi,
Karim Benzema,
Kylian Mbappe.

Super Falcons’ Captain(Onome Ebi) voted:
Alexia Putellas
Aitana Bonmatí
Wendie Renard.

Super Falcons’ Coach (Randy Waldrum):
Beth Mead
Sam Kerr
Alexi Putellas

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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