The 19-year-old beat off competition from Galatasaray forward Onyekuru and on-loan Wolfsburg striker Osimhen to claim the individual prize.
With Wolfsburg’s Osimhen shining on loan in Belgium and Everton’s Onyekuru in great form in Turkey, Chukwueze is thrilled to have been acclaimed as the best young player in Nigeria.
Nigerian players whose market values dropped significantly are Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Henry 0nyekuru by €10m, €9m, €7.5m and €5m respectively, according to Transfermarkt.
The former Flying Eagles star also played an important role in the Super Eagles third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. In a chat with on Tuesday, Ugbade stated that Chukwueze remains a favourite to claim the award based on his performance last year.
Osimhen is never tired of running and Chukwueze can equally run and create space like me. Maybe we need to add goals to our combination for it to be more effective.
Since John Mikel Obi and Odion Jude Ighalo retired from the Nigerian senior team, Chukwueze, Osimhen, Samuel Kalu, Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Iwobi have become the new faces of the super eagles, looking to bring glory to their fatherland.
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