Oshoala crowned 2022 CAF Women’s footballer of the Year for record fifth time

Oshoala crowned 2022 CAF Women’s footballer of the Year for record fifth time

Super Falcon striker, Asisat Oshoala, has been crowned 2022 CAF Women’s Player of the Year.

 

The 27-year-old was announced the winner of the gong in the gala held in Rabat, Morrocco, on Thursday.

 

 

With this win, Oshoala becomes the first player in history to win five African Player of the Year awards. Oshoala was adjudged the best African female footballer in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

 

 

Oshoala

 

Oshoala

 

The win is her fifth time winning the award, going beyond former Falcons striker, Perpetua Nkwocha.

 

 

The 2021-22 campaign can be said to be Oshoala’s best yet…She played a pivotal role in her Spanish side’s treble charge;  the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, Copa de la Reina and the Primera Division.

 

 

ALSO READ: Monday, Sebastine, Waldrum out of awards

 

 

Meanwhile, Super Falcons coach Randy Waldrum was dropped from the final shortlist of three nominees for the Confederation of African Football’s Coach of The Year award.

 

 

Waldrum helped the team qualify for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. However,  he was overlooked for Desiree Ellis (South Africa); Bruce Mwape (Zambia); Reynald Pedros (Morocco) and Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns).

 

 

Nigerians also excluded from the final shortlist for the awards are Gift Monday and Flourish Sebastine.

 

 

Monday was initially listed for the Interclub Player of The Year and Young Player of The Year awards. However, she was dropped from both categories after the lists were pruned down to three each.

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