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UPDATED: Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Wins African Women’s Player Of The Year

A file picture of Super Falcons’ Captain Asisat Oshoala. Photo: [email protected]



Super Falcons’ Captain Asisat Oshoala has been topped because the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.

The Nigerian ahead was introduced as the most effective African feminine footballer of the yr on Tuesday on the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony in Egypt.

Oshoala, who performs for Spanish aspect Barcelona, beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana, who was topped in Senegal final yr to assert the title.

READ ALSO: Sadio Mane Crowned Africa’s 2019 Player Of The Year

It is the fourth time the 25-year-old is being topped the most effective African feminine footballer.

She gained the award in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and was additionally among the many ultimate three in 2018 however misplaced to her South African rival Kgatlana.

Shortly after she was introduced because the winner, Oshoala took to Twitter to thank her household and associates, in addition to her followers and colleagues domestically and internationally for his or her help.

Grateful to be African Women’s Player of the yr for the 4th time. Thank God, my Family, Friends and Fans for the help. Big shoutout to my membership , my administration , crew mates at each nationwide crew and membership stage and naturally because of @CAF_Online for the chance ❤️❤️🙏🏾

— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) January 7, 2020


Meanwhile, Senegalese striker and Liverpool star Sadio Mane gained his first Africa’s 2019 Player of the Year honour.

The 27-year previous beat his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah of Egypt who gained the award the final two years, in addition to Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City).

Celebrating his success on the occasion, he mentioned, “I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award. It’s a big day for me.”

Mane scored 34 targets and produced 12 assists in 61 appearances in 2019, in response to CAF statistics.

In the youth class, Morocco and Borussia Dortmund defender, Achraf Hakimi, was topped the African Youth Player Of The Year.

The 21-year-old beat Nigerian duo of Victor Osimhen (Lille) and Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal) to assert the prize.

The Egyptian Football Association gained the Federation of the Year award.

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