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‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Mikel hit Morocco for Osimhen coronation as king of African football

‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Mikel hit Morocco for Osimhen coronation as king of African football
CAF Awards

Former Super Eagles captains Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and Mikel Obi will all be in Marrekesh, Morocco, for the coronation of Victor Osimhen as king of African football for 2023.

CAF announced the Eagles stars will join many other African football legends at the awards ceremony tomorrow night in Marrekesh.

The stars of yesteryears include Samuel Eto’o, Patrick Mboma (Cameroon), Abedi Pele (Ghana), El Hadji Diouf (Senegal), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo), Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso), Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia), Ahmed Hassan (Egypt) and Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria).

Some of these stars of the past will today feature in a charity game in honour of victims of a recent earthquake in Morocco.

Osimhen is up against Ashraf Hakimi (Morocco & PSG) and Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) for the men’s CAF Player of the Year, while Asisat Oshoala will battle Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa) and Barbara Banda (Zambia) for the women’s version.

According to CAF, this year’s award period under consideration runs from November 2022 to September 2023 for the men’s categories and from December 2022 to November 2023 for the women’s categories.

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