Fans of Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, have taken to social media platforms to express their displeasure after the Nigerian footballer lost the Italian Player of the Season award to his Georgian teammate, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
The Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC), today announced Khvicha Kvaratskhelia as the best player of the 2022/2023 season which saw Napoli lifting the Italian Serie A for the first time since the 1989-90 season.
The decision to give the Italian league’s most decorated award to Kvaratskhelia however did not sit well with some Nigerians who believe Osimhen should have been given the award for his starling performance which saw him recording 25 goals and 4 assists as against 12 goals and 10 assists recorded by Kvaratskhelia in the league this season.
Expressing his dissatisfaction on Twitter, a popular media influencer @Mbahdey for you wrote, ” Victor Osimhen Robbed of Serie A Player of the Season”
Supporting his position, another Twitter user, @_AsiwajuLerry rubbished the Italian league, and Twitter “Victor Osimhen has been robbed of the Serie A player of the season. This Italian league smh!”
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He continued, “I am not going to shout racism but there’s no single player who deserves the Serie A MVP Award over Victor Osimhen. Why? Cos he’s the only player who dominated the league from the start to the end. Know this and know peace.”
Another user, @Valklng wrote, “Victor Osimhen has been robbed of the Serie A player of the season 💔.. This Italian league is the biggest joke of them all.
@Lanresms tweeted, “This is daylight robbery. Osimhen needs to get out of this league ASAP. Freaking racist league. There is no way this guy should have won the MVP over Osimhen.”
Also commenting on the development, @SanniUthman7 tweeted, “Even Kvaratskhelia himself knows Osimhen carried the team through their toughest spell of the season. We saw him against Ac Milan in the UCL without Osimhen. And he🇳🇬 certainly wasn’t outshined by the Georgian when it wasn’t so tough so how do they judge this MVP. ROBBED ❌❌❌“
Osimhen however won Serie A’s forward of the season award after scoring 25 goals and recording 4 assists in 31 appearances.