Asisat Oshoala named 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year

CAF 2019 Women's Player of the Year,Asisat Oshoala
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Nigeria and Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala, won the Confederation of African Football Women’s Player of the Year award for 2019.

The Super Falcons captain, who in recent years had spells with Liverpool and Arsenal, saw off challenges from Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga) and Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix) to the honour.

It is a fourth such award for Oshoala, matching the record held by Nigerian legend Perpetua Nkwocha.

The Women’s African Coach of the Year went to South Africa’s Desiree Ellis, ahead of fellow nominees Alain Djeumfa (Cameroon) and Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria).

Cameroon claimed the African Women’s National Team of the Year award, other sides shortlisted were Nigeria and South Africa.

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