Serious Confusion As Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Named As Serie A Player of the Year Ahead of Osimhen

Serious Confusion As Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Named As Serie A Player of the Year Ahead of Osimhen

Ibitoye Shittu
June 3, 2023 at 8:32 AM
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been named the best Serie A player for the 2022/23 season
  • The Georgian footballer won the award ahead of the Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen
  • These two players were impressive as they helped Napoli to win the Scudetto after 33 years

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been named Serie A player of the year ahead of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen who is the leading scorer for the club this term and also played an important role to help them win the Scudetto.

Kvaratskhelia will be presented with the award on Saturday, June 3, before they play their final fixture at home to Sampdoria.

The 22-year-old Georgian professional footballer only arrived at Napoli last season for a reported fee of €10 million and was so impressive helping the club in all competitions.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, Serie A
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli
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According to the report on Daily Post and ESPN, Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo praised the Georgian for his impressive performances for Napoli this term.

Luigi De Siervo hails Kvaratskhelia

“With 12 goals and 10 assists, Kvaratskhelia was one of the leading players for the Azzurri, who won the Scudetto and made many fans and lovers of beautiful football dream.''

Sports Brief spoke with Nigerian journalist Bayour Issah who claimed that Victor Osimhen should have been named as the Serie A best player.

''For me and many other football fans, I want to believe that Osimhen deserves the award more than Kvaratskhelia because his goals helped Napoli to win the title.''

Youths in Osimhen’s hood

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how youths of Olusosun in the Ojota area of the Lagos State are preparing to celebrate Napoli’s first Serie A title in more than three decades - by splashing the cash on a cow.

One of their own, Victor Osimhen scored 25 goals in the Italian top flight, leading the Partenopei to their third Scudetto since the club was founded in 1926.

The victory has sparked celebrations among fans of the club around the world, including Olusosun, where the striker grew up.

Osimhen, who was born in Lagos, grew up in the Ojota area and his friends, under the umbrella of 'Olusosun to the World', have set out a date to celebrate one of their own.

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