SportsOshoala wins fifth CAF ‘Player of the Year’

Oshoala wins fifth CAF ‘Player of the Year’

-

- Advertisment -spot_img
Everything on JUMIA

Nigeria’s  and Barcelona FC Asisat Oshoala has become the first player to win the ‘African Woman Player of the Year’ at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards five times.

Oshoala wins fifth CAF ‘Player of the Year’
Asisat Oshoala

Oshoala warded off competition from Cameroonian Ajara Nchout Njoya and Zambia’s Grace Chanda to clinch her fifth title at the CAF Awards ceremony in Rabat, Morocco on Thursday.

This means Osoala has surpassed compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha in the women’s category and Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o in the men’s category., who won the awards four times each.

Flash Sales

An emotional Oshoala said it was a historic night for her as she dedicated the award to Nigeria’s women national team, the Super Falcons.

“It’s a historic night for me and I want to thank everyone who has helped me in my career. The 2021/2022 season was really tough for me as an individual. This year made me realise that if you don’t fall, you don’t know the power of comeback,” the player said.

Read Also4 Men Gang-rape Schoolgirl For Five Days

She added, “Thanks to my teammates at Barcelona FC and my national team, the Super Falcons, for showing Africa how resilient you can be during the semi-finals against Morocco on Monday. I dedicate this award to the Super Falcons.”

Meanwhile Senegal’s Sadio Mane has won the CAF’s ‘Male Player of the Year’ award for the second time.

Oshoala was ruled out of the ongoing Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco due to an injury during Nigeria’s first game against South Africa.

Following the team’s loss to Morocco on penalty shootout in the semi-final, the Super Falcons will now face Zambia in the third-place match on Friday. (NAN)

 

Connect Newswebbs on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

newswebbshttps://newswebbs.com
New Webbs is an independent online news platform launched with the aim of connecting the world with the latest news on the web.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Benue: EFCC Arrests 6 Internet Fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Benue State have reportedly arrested six suspected internet fraudsters (Yahoo Yahoo) within the state.

40-year-old Woman Claims She Took Prince Harry Virginity

Sasha Walpole, a 40-year-old heavy equipment driver has disclosed to the public that she took Prince Harry's virginity at...

Mouka Partners GNOSIS To Provide Succor For Victims Of GBV

Lagos, Nigeria - Mouka, Nigeria’s preferred brand of mattresses, pillows and other sleep products, has comforted gender-based violence (GBV),...

Defamation: Sharia Court Remands Kano Tiktoker Murja

Kano, Nigeria - A Kano Upper Shari’a Court has ordered that a popular Tiktok skit maker, Murja Kunya, 24,...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

Man Sentenced For Hiding Cocaine In Airport Toilet

Lagos, Nigeria - A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has awarded five-years jail term to Okafor Okwudili, a...

Two Died, Several Trapped As Abuja Building Collapses

Abuja, Nigeria - Two persons died and up to fifty (50) persons were reportedly trapped when a two-storey commercial...

Must read

Diaspora Presidential Debate Holds February 11 For Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, Others

The Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN, Inc.),...

Lockdowns Facilitate Up To Tenfold Rise In Child Sexual Acts

A new data has unveiled that content of young...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Buy More, Save More