Super Eagles youngsters Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze have been nominated for the 2019 African Youth Player of the Year.

Osimhen and Chukwueze were in the 16-man shortlist that was released on Sunday, November 24.

The Nigeria internationals have had a good year as their careers continue to get a lift.

Osimhen ended last season as the best player at Belgian side Charleroi before his move to Lille where he has had a good start.

Victor Osimhen has had a good start to life at Lille  (Lille/Twitter)
Victor Osimhen has had a good start to life at Lille (Lille/Twitter)
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The 20-year-old has also become Super Eagles first-choice striker and has scored four goals in four games.

Chukwueze enjoyed a breakthrough season with Villarreal last season and played a crucial part in Super Eagles run to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Samuel Chukwueze had a breakthrough year at Villarreal (Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Samuel Chukwueze had a breakthrough year at Villarreal (Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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The Nigerians will go up against the likes of Moroccan right-back Achraf Hakimi and Senegal forward Ismaïla Sarr.

Shortlist

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund), Amadou Haidara (Mali & RB Leipzig), Amadou Sagna (Senegal & Club Brugge), Enock Mwepu (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg), Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal & Watford), Krépin Diatta (Senegal & Club Brugge), Moussa Djenepo (Mali & Southampton), Moussa Ndiaye (Senegal & Excellence Foot), Musa Barrow (Gambia & Atalanta), Osvaldo Pedro Capemba ‘Capita’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto), Patson Daka (Zambia & Red Bull Salzburg), Samuel Chukwueze (Nigeria & Villarreal), Sekou Koita (Mali & Red Bull Salzburg), Steve Regis Mvoue (Cameroon & AS Azur Star), Victor Osimhen (Nigeria & Lille), Zito Luvumbo (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)