Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Named African Women’s Player Of The Year
Super Falcons’ Captain Asisat Oshoala has been crowned as the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.
Oshoala beats South African Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout Njoya to win the award staged at Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday.
It is the fourth time the 25-year-old is being crowned the best African female footballer.
The Nigerian superstar has earlier been crowned winner in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and has equalled the record of her mentor and compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha, who has been decorated four times – 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011.
Shortly after she was announced as the winner, Oshoala took to Twitter to thank her family and friends, as well as her fans and colleagues locally and internationally 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 , my management , team mates at both national team and club level and of course thanks to @CAF_Online for the opportunity ❤️❤️🙏🏾
— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) January 7, 2020