IFFHS Awards: Indomitable Lionesses duo Nchout Njoya Ajara & Gabrielle Onguene, only Africans amongst World Best.

The International Federation of Football History & Statistics has released top 23 playmakers in the world. Cameroonian duo Nchout Njoya Ajara and Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene have been included in the rankings in Women’s Football for 2019. 

The duo were listed in Thursday’s publications by the IFFHS which ranked US forward Morgan Rapinoe at the top of the chart with 196 points. The Reign FC is 97 points better than German forward Dzsenifer Marczsan of Olympic Lyonnais.

Ajara placed 15th on the log while Aboudi comes on the 21st spot having had a great year for both club and country.

Aboudi scored in the 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup in France to become the first player to score in back-to-back World Cup. She won the domestic league title with Russian side CSKA Moscow.

Ajara on her path achieved alot this year; she was Africa’s top scorer at the 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup, she scored 11 goals to help her club Valerenga quality for the champions League for the first time in their history.

Her second goal against goal New Zealand was voted the second best goal at the 2019 Women’s World Cup and she became the first African lady to have her goal nominated for the Puskas Award.

She has scored 50% of Cameroon’s goals in the ongoing Africa Women’s Football qualifiers, in all she has 35 goals for club and country this calendar year.

The duo have also been named in the 10 person shortlist for the 2019 CAF Women’s African player of the year.

Aboudi Onguene and Nchout Njoya Ajara are the only Africans on the list.

Reigning African footballer of the year, Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa and Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala didn’t make it into the 23.

Naa Bardina
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