Queen of African Football: Asisat Oshoala claims sixth CAF Women’s Player of the Year

Queen of African Football: Asisat Oshoala claims sixth CAF Women’s Player of the Year
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Nigeria Super Falcons star player Asisat Oshoala has won a record sixth African Women’s Player of the Year Award.

The Barcelona Femeni striker beat South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana and Zambia’s Barbara Banda to the award in a ceremony held in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday night.

Oshoala played a major role in Barcelona Femeni’s UEFA Women’s Champions League success last season.

The 27-year-old Super Falcon also starred for Nigeria in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup where the country's women's team only fell to England on penalties in the Round of 16.

Asisat Oshoala in action for Barcelona
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With a record sixth CAF Player of the Year gong, Oshoala becomes the first female footballer to claim the award on six different occasions.

Her success also ensured that Nigeria won her 13th CAF Player of the Year award in the women's category.

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