Golden Eaglets Assistant coach Nduka Ugbade and ex-international Ifeanyi Udeze have picked Samuel Chukwueze ahead of Victor Osimhen for the Africa Young Player of the Year Award 2019.
Both ex-Super Eagles players believe Chukwueze has done so well to earn the prestigious award for his relentless and selfless contributions to his club and country from the beginning of his professional career abroad.
Osimhen and Chukwueze are in the final shortlist for today’s award ceremony in Egypt.
The Nigeria internationals have had a good year as their careers continue to get a lift.
Osimhen ended last season as the best player at Belgian side Charleroi before his move to Lille where he has had a good start.
The 20-year-old has also become Super Eagles’ first-choice striker and has scored four goals in four games.
Chukwueze enjoyed a breakthrough season with Villarreal last season and played a crucial part in Super Eagles run to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).