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Oshoala wins African Women’s Footballer of the Year award

January 8, 2020
Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons captain

Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala on Tuesday won the African Women’s Footballer of the Year award for the fourth time after beating Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout.

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The Barcelona star was named the winner at the Confederation of African Football’s awards Gala in the Egyptian city of Hurghada and she has now joined the likes of Mercy Akide, Perpetua Nkwocha and Cynthia Uwak, who have won won the continental women’s gong for the Nigeria.

Oshoala, who scored in FC Barcelona Women’s Champions League final defeat to Lyon, was also delighted to be recognised.

“Grateful to be African Women’s Player of the year for the fourth time,” she wrote on Twitter.

“(I) thank God, my family, friends and fans for the support. Big shoutout to my club, my management, team mates at both national team and club level and of course thanks to @CAF_Online for the opportunity.”

Full List of CAF Awards 2019 winners:

African Interclubs Player of the Year: Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

African Women’s National Team of the Year: Cameroon

African Men’s National Team of the Year: Algeria

Best African Goal of the Year: Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)

FIFPro Africa’s Best 11: Andre Onana; Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly, Achraf Hakimi; Idrissa Gana Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech; Mohamed Salah, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane

African Women’s Coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

African Men’s Coach of the Year: Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)

Club President of the Year: Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)

African Women’s Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & FC Barcelona Women)

African Player of the Year: Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool).

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