CAF AWARDS: ASISAT OSHOALA WINS WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Nigeria and Barcelona forward Asisat Oshoala was named CAF’s African Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 on Tuesday night in Hurghada, Egypt.

Oshoala, who last won the award in 2017, claimed the prize for a record fourth time, equalling the feat of compatriot Perpetua Nkowcha who won in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011. 

The 25-year-old beat 2018 winner and South African Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout Njoya to take the gong.

She took to her Twitter account to express her appreciation to everyone for their support. 

“Grateful to be African Women’s Player of the year for the 4th time. Thank God, my family, friends and fans for the support. Big shoutout to my club, management, team mates at both national team and club level and of course thanks to @CAF_Online for the opportunity,” the Super Falcons captain tweeted.

She had huge success in the year 2019 with her club side FC Barcelona. She joined the Spanish side early in the year and scored in the 2018/19 UEFA Women’s Champions League final 4-1 loss to French side Olympique Lyonnais.

Oshoala featured at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France where the Super Falcons reached the knockout stages. 

The former Arsenal Women’s player scored 27 goals for her club and country in the year under review.

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