Former Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh has tasked Victor Osimhen to keep working hard and remain humble after winning the Best African Player In Ligue 1 award.
Osimhen was named winner of the 2020 edition of the prestigious award on Monday.
The 21-year-old beat his compatriot Moses Simon and a host of other African stars to the individual prize.
Osimhen scored 18 goals and recorded six assists in 38 games across all competitions for Lille during the 2019/20 campaign.
Oliseh cautioned the young striker to remain a professional as he aspires for more success.
“First of all, I would like to congratulate Victor Osimhen for being elected winner of the Marc-Vivien Foe Prize. This trophy is important since it rewards the best African player in the French Championship. It is important for us Africans,” Oliseh told RFI .
“I find his victory even more surprising when we see the competitors that Victor had to surpass to win this title. Many people will wonder if he deserves it, if he is stronger than these players.
“But what Victor has done this season is truly exceptional. Thanks to him, his team managed to make a magnificent season.
“I think Victor frankly deserves it because he brought a lot to his club. We really saw the difference when Victor was on the field and when he was not. We see the possibilities he offers his teammates to go forward. We also see the weight it places on the enemy’s defences.
“Frankly, congratulations Victor! You deserve it. But I advise you my little brother to always remain humble and ambitious at the same time.
“Stay professional and good luck. Congratulations again, little brother!”