Victor Osimhen Wins N2m Cash Prize for Man-of-the-Match Performance Against Cape Verde

Victor Osimhen Wins N2m Cash Prize for Man-of-the-Match Performance Against Cape Verde

  • Victor Osimhen will be smiling to the bank to receive a N1million cash reward for his Man-Of-The-Match performance against Cape Verde
  • The Napoli striker also won the Most Valuable Player award and will get another one million naira for winning that
  • Osimhen was on target for the Super Eagles during the 1-1 draw against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde
  • Gernot Rohr's side have made it through into the final stages of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers as their opponents will be known in April 2022

Victor Osimhen was undoubtedly rewarded for his performance against Cape Verde as he was given the man-of-the-match award which came with a cash prize of N1m.

Osimhen also won the Most Valuable Player award and will get another one million naira for winning that.

Impressive Osimhen wins N1m cash prize for man-of-the-match award against Cape Verde
Victor Osimhen receives N1million for his man-of-the-match performance against Cape Verde. Photo by UGC
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The Super Eagles striker opened the scoring in the first minute of the game as he sent the fans at the Teslim Balogun Stadium to rapturous celebrations.

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The Napoli forward also put the Blue Sharks defence on their toes all through the game and forced a couple of saves from the goalkeeper.

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The 22-year-old has now doubled his tally in goal wearing the national colours of Nigeria with ten strikes in 19 matches as well as five assists.

Nigeria have qualified in the playoff stages of the World Cup qualifier and draws will be made by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to make the final pairings of teams.

Gernot Rohr's men finished top of Group C with 13 points which include four wins, a draw and one defeat.

Super Eagles forced to a draw by Cape Verde but qualify for playoffs

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2022 World Cup play-offs after finishing top of Group C in the qualifiers thanks to a 1-1 draw against Cape Verde.

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It was a dream start for the Super Eagles as a cross somehow found its way to Victor Osimhen who tucked home to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead.

But four minutes later, the visitors restored parity after Gernot Rohr's men failed to clear their lines with Stopira getting on the end of a corner to make it 1-1.

In the 8th minute, Tavares headed off the bar as the Blue Sharks made their intention known on the final matchday.

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