CAF AWARDS – Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala Equals Perpetua Nkwocha’s Record

The 28th edition of the CAF Awards staged in Hurghada, Egypt saw Liverpool and Senegal star Sadio Mané crowned as the Best Men’s player on the continent.

In the glitz and glamor, and camaraderie at the awards, another player etched her name into the history books of Africa. Guess who?

At this juncture you might be thinking, it’s Sadio Mané who inked his name in the folklore of African football but I am pleased to surprise you if your guess was Mané.

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala on Tuesday, January 7 was crowned as the Best Female footballer in Africa – making it a total of four for the Barcelona star.

She joined a company of African elite Yaya Toure, Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o Fils and former Super Falcons player Perpetual Nkwocha as the only players to have won the Best Player awards on four occasions.

Oshoala first climbed the podium in 2014, before adding a second in 2016 and topped it up the following year but had to wait until Tuesday to be crowned the Best on the continent for a record equalling fourth time.

She beat off competition from South African star forward Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout to win her fourth Player of the Year award.

Below is a compilation of his performance in 2019-2020:

18 game starts, 19 Goals.

First African to score in Women’s UEFA Champions League Final

First Player to score a Barcelona goal in the Women’s UCL Final.

African Female Player with the most goals in 2019-2020.


Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
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