CAF Awards: Olawande salutes Nigerian awardees

The Minister of State for Youth Development, Mr. Ayodele Olawande, has congratulates the Nigerian youth for their remarkable achievement  at the 2023 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards ceremony which was held in Morocco. 

Olawande, who expressed delight over the feat recorded by  three Nigerian youths,  24 year old Victor Osimhen, who earned the 2023 CAF player of the year, Asissat Oshoala, women player of the year, and Chiamaka Nnadozie who won the  women goalkeeper of the year award.

In a press released signed by head, press and public relations of the ministry, Mrs. Maryam Umar Yusuf, and made available to Blueprint, Olawande  eulogised the football stars for their impressive feat and for making the youths of Nigeria proud.

He said, “These latest accomplishments by the trio bear eloquent testimony to the dedication to their craft, their strength and determination, and the focus and ingenuity  that define the life of an average Nigerian youth”

Olawande,  who acknowledged that Nigerian youth are industrious, expressed the confidence that when  they set their minds to something of worth,  they will  most certainly achieve it. “The three football stars have just renewed my conviction with their amazing win.Yet, these three are just a fraction of the many great young people that Nigeria is blessed with in almost all sectors, not just in sports,” he said.

The Minister reiterated government’s commitment  to providing the enabling environment that will  help many young people achieve their own kind of medals in their respective fields of endeavours. 

“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will  continue to seek out young talents wherever they are and create the  atmosphere necessary to bring forth their greatness.” He further said.