Several Nigerian X users are liking posts from the Confederation of African Football after the football governing body tweeted in some of the country's local languages.

CAF joined a host of others across the world in celebrating Nigerian trio Victor Osimhen, Asisat Oshoala and Chiamaka Nnadozie after they were recognized as Africa's best players and goalkeepers on Monday night, at the same time in which he celebrated the Super Falcons team that emerged as the best Women's team. mainland team.

Osimhen was named African Footballer of the Year after beating Moroccan Achraf Hakimi and Egyptian Mohamed Salah to the award at a ceremony in Marrakech on Monday, with compatriot Oshoala winning the top prize in the women's category.

Nnadozie beat fellow goalkeepers Moroccan goalkeeper Khadija El-Rmichi and South African Andile Olaminii to be named the 2023 CAF Women's Goalkeeper of the Year.

The achievement means Osimhen has become the first Nigeria to win the best men's player award for the first time since 1999, after Kanu Nwankwo won the honour. But for Oshoala, it was a record sixth award and the first for Nnadozie.

While celebrating Nigerians and the women's team, CAF, in a series of posts on its official X, was tweeted in Yoruba, Igbo and Pidgin languages.

One of the tweets in Yoruba read: “Mo so fun yin o #CAFAwards2023”

Another tweet in pidgin read: “Naija full ground, Naija gather dey, Naija no dey carry last!”

Tweeting in Igbo, the CAF wrote: “Osi na nawata beru agaranya 1! Inspiring the next generation with greatness.”

Reacting to the tweets, user X, JosephOnuorah wrote: “This guy is one of us – nothing anyone can tell me! Suitable naija boy behind CAF strap???? See you bro????”

Klinsdon commented: “Administrator, where are you from? You speak Yoruba and now Igbo! ????. This administrator must be Nigerian. You spoke our languages, including pidgin English! I want it for you, Jor! ????”

Aisah Baby added: “Globally recognized. Very sweet Yoruba.”

Basking in the euphoria, Otunba GCFRN wrote: “Thank you #CAF_Online. Yoruba for the world!”

Unjoerated Joe also commented: “Igbo to the world.”


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