Victor Osimhen: Nigeria Forward Extends Contract at Napoli Ahead of AFCON 2023

Victor Osimhen: Nigeria Forward Extends Contract at Napoli Ahead of AFCON 2023

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen has extended his contract at SSC Napoli
  • The Super Eagles star will stay at Napoli until 2026
  • The deal was announced before Napoli's game against Roma

Reigning African Player of the Year, Victor Osimhen has signed a new deal at Italian club SSC Napoli.

The 24-year-old penned a contract that will see him stay at Napoli until the summer of 2026.

Osimhen's previous contract was set to expire in 2025 but has now decided to stay for an extra year.

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Víctor Osimhen and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis after signing a new contract. Credit: @sscnapoli
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The extension of Osimhen's contract was announced on the club's official social media pages.

The Super Eagles forward has been reported to be on the verge of signing a new deal this week despite interest from several top clubs in Europe.

Osimhen joined the Italian giants for a record transfer fee in 2020 and has since been a key figure in the city of Naples, leading the club to their first Scudetto in 33 years.

The Nigerian forward also became the first African player to win the Golden Boot award in Italy.

He was named the Italian Football Association Player of the Year before adding the CAF Player of the Year award to his long list of accolades.

Osimhen has been named in Nigeria's squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Osimhen presents CAF PoTY award to Napoli fans

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen presented his Africa Player of the Year award to fans of Napoli before their Serie A game against Cagliari on Saturday.

The Super Eagles star was crowned the 2023 CAF best player after an outstanding year with the Italian outfit, leading them to the Scudetto title for the first time in 33 years.

Osimhen beat competition from Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Achraf Hakimi of Morocco to win the award.

Osimhen steals show at CAF Awards

Sports Brief also reported that Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen stole the show at the 2023 CAF Awards after showing his dancing moves towards the end of the event.

The Napoli striker was named the Player of the Year in Africa following an impressive year with the Italian giants and the Super Eagles.

Osimhen led the Naples club to their first league title in 33 years while also winning the Golden Boot, becoming the first African to achieve the feat.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.