Chairman of the Football Association in the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Adam Mouktar Mohammed has congratulated NFF President Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau for this great achievement recorded by Victor Osimhen and Asisat Oshoala.
Mouktar was elated by what the NFF President has done in just one year in office which is a testament of his capabilities, good intentions to run football and take it to enviable heights in Africa.
In a statement signed by Uche Nwudoh Hillary, Media Adviser to Alhaji Adam Mouktar Mohammed and made available to page3news.com.ng, she quoted the FCT FA Chairman as saying: “I am particularly happy for Gusau for this great achievement, it’s not easy considering the enormous work he is saddled with. We can see under his administration, the Super Falcon players have done well both individually and collectively. A 24-year wait for the prestigious Men’s Africa Footballer of the Year happened in his time, also sweeping up the Women’s category of Best Player and Goalkeeper is a testament of his abilities and good intentions to run football as the results are evident for all to see.”
According to the statement, Mouktar Mohammed also congratulated Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen, Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala as well as Super Falcons Stopper Chiamaka Nnadozie for their remarkable achievements, securing the coveted titles of Men’s African Footballer of the Year and Women’s African Footballer of the Year as well as Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year respectively, at the prestigious 2023 CAF Awards ceremony held in Marrakech, Morocco.
Trio Nigerians was announced winner the Hotel Movenpick in a ceremony attended by top football officials and legends.
The Napoli forward beat the North African duo of Mohammed Salah (Egypt) and Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) to clinch the award.
While Asisat Oshoala won a record-extending sixth award as Player of the Year (Women), in a row.
Also, Chiamaka Nnadozie won the inaugural Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year Award, to solidify her position as the best goalkeeper in Africa.
In his congratulatory message, Alhaji Adam Mouktar said: “I am very happy, indeed this year has been hugely rewarding for Nigeria football and for our country as a whole. I congratulate Victor Osimhen, Assiat Oshoala and Chiamaka Nnadozie, and I congratulate the Super Falcons as a team for bringing us this honour.”