The US National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a rewarding year for the Nigerian.

The award was decided by a group of individuals comprising of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Association officers, seven additional women’s coaches and three other 11-member teams during the week.​​​The striker, who graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management, claimed the prize having emerged as the all-time career leader with 157 goals and 366 points.

It was indeed a trophy laden year for the 22-year-old who claimed the WAFU Women’s Cup with the Super Falcons, scoring ten goals to finish as the tournament’s highest goal scorer in May. ​Kanu also appeared for the Nation’s Women’s team at the World Cup in France, where she featured in all four games as the side reached the second round for the first time in two decades.

After her exploits with the Super Falcons, she returned to the USA to help Pensacola win the US Women’s Premier Soccer League title for the first time.

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