Nigerian Striker, Asisat Oshoala wins CAF women Award for fifth time

Asisat Oshoala wins CAF women award for fifth time

Asisat Oshoala, a popular Nigerian Super Falcons striker, has yet again won the best CAF women Player Award, a record she now hold for the 5th time.

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Oshoala, who plays forward for Barcelona women’s team, beat Grace Chanda (Zambia/BIIK Kazygurt) and Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon/Inter Milan) to win the award for the fifth time.

 

She now hold the CAF women best player Award, 5times, after wining the award in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022, surpassing Perpetua Nkwocha who won the awards 4 times (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011).

 

 

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In her appreciation speech, Oshoala dedicated her award to Nigeria’s Super Falcons, praising the team for the strength they showed when losing Monday July 18, Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) semi-final on penalties despite playing nearly an hour two women down. She said;

 

 

“It’s a record-breaking night for me, as an individual and for Africa as a whole – I’ve got five today, five!” Oshoala exclaimed.

 

 

“2021-22 season was really tough for me as an individual, and I’d like to thank everyone who has stood by me.

 

“If you don’t fall, you don’t know the power of comeback and what comeback means,” said a player who managed her scoring feats despite a lengthy spell out with injury.

 

 

 

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