Taking to their verified Twitter handle, the continent’s football governing body wrote: “Happy Birthday to rising star Victor Osimhen. The Lille forward is one of the final three nominees for the African Youth Player of the Year!”
And according to the NFF: “Happy birthday to the gangling and prolific goal poacher Victor Osimhen. Have a good one Vic!”
Osimhen was part of the Golden Eaglets squad that won the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
He was awarded the Silver Ball and the Golden Boot awards.
Also in 2015, he helped Nigeria win the CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.
He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a 3–0 friendly win over Togo on 1 June 2017, and was part of the Super Eagles squad that finished third at this year’s AFCON.
He currently plays for Ligue 1 side Lille and has had spells with Wolfsburg and Charleroi.