In-form Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen, has been included in Ligue 1’s team of the mid-season by reputable French publication, France Football beating Kylian Mbappe to the list.
The Lille forward has been in form in the French league since joining in the summer from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi scoring 14 goals in 25 appearances in all competition.
Osimhen is also third on the log of the top scorers in the league with 10 goals in 18 appearances behind PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder while providing four assists.
In a 4-4-2 formation, the Nigerian is paired alongside Monaco’s Islam Slimani. Others include, Montpellier’s Joris Chotard, Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, Nante’s Imran Louza and Metz’s Habib Diallo in midfield.
Strasbourg’s Mohamed Simakan, Reims’ Axel Disasi, Marseille’s Álvaro González and Angers’ Rayan Aït-Nouri are in defense while Gautier Larsonneur of Brest was adjudged the best goalkeeper.
Osimhen opened his 2020 account in the team’s 2-0 win over Amiens in the French Coupe de la Cup.
Lille manager, Christophe Galtier, has also been voted as the best coach of 2019 by France Football in a process carried out by his peers and predecessors.