Former Nigerian international and Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel, has expressed his confidence in Victor Osimhen's ability to stand out as the Player of the Tournament in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Mikel, known for his illustrious career in Nigerian football, has identified Osimhen as a player with immense potential to make a significant impact in the continental competition.

In an interview with CNN, Mikel drew comparisons between Osimhen and the legendary Didier Drogba, noting similarities in their playing styles.

He highlighted Osimhen's goal-scoring prowess, ability to provide goals, and his overall strength and energy on the field.

"If I have to choose the Player of the Tournament, it will be Osimhen. He's on fire. He looks a bit like Didier Drogba, with a few similarities here and there.

He scores goals, he gives you goals, he supports the game, he is a strong and energetic striker," Mikel remarked.

Mikel's endorsement adds a layer of anticipation and expectation for Osimhen as he joins the Super Eagles' training camp in Abu Dhabi.

The Napoli forward is set to play a pivotal role in Nigeria's quest for success in the 2023 Afcon, with Mikel predicting him to be the standout player of the tournament.