Super Falcons nominated for CAF Awards 2023: National Team of the Year recognition

Super Falcons nominated for CAF Awards 2023: National Team of the Year recognition
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The excitement is building as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) unveiled the list of nominees for the women's categories of the CAF Awards 2023.

This sets the stage for the highly anticipated Awards Gala scheduled for December 11, 2023, in the vibrant city of Marrakech, Morocco.

Super Falcons Nominated for National Team of the Year

In a significant nod to their outstanding achievements, the Super Falcons, Nigeria's women's national football team, find themselves nominated in the fiercely contested National Team of the Year category.

This prestigious acknowledgement comes on the heels of their remarkable performance in the FIFA World Cup 2023 held in Australia and New Zealand, where they advanced to the Round of 16.

Super Falcons – Africa's Powerhouse

As the most successful women's national team in Africa, the Super Falcons boast an impressive track record.

Having qualified for every FIFA World Cup since 1991, the team's resilience and consistency on the global stage have earned them a well-deserved reputation.

The Super Falcons are not only 11-time winners of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) but are also recognized as four-time African Women's National Team of the Year, clinching the prestigious title in 2010, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Super Falcons players celebrating
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Stiff Competition and Legacy

While the Super Falcons face formidable competition in the National Team of the Year category, particularly from South Africa, the reigning champions of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations, and Morocco, with their commendable World Cup campaign, the legacy of the Nigerian team speaks volumes.

With a rich history of success and a legacy built on resilience, skill, and dedication, the Super Falcons emerge as strong contenders for yet another title.

As the countdown to the CAF Awards Gala begins, football enthusiasts eagerly await the crowning of Africa's best, and the Super Falcons stand poised to add another illustrious chapter to their storied legacy.

Rigorous Evaluation Process Unveiled for CAF Awards 2023

A meticulous selection process lies at the heart of the CAF Awards 2023, as a panel comprising CAF Technical Experts, African Football Legends, and media representatives from various countries collaboratively compiles the preliminary list across diverse categories.

The nominees' performances between November 2022 and September 2023 will be scrutinized, marking the period under consideration for their contributions to the African football landscape.

The final victors in each category will be determined through a voting panel, which includes members of the CAF Technical Committee, media professionals, as well as Head Coaches and Captains of Member Associations and clubs engaged in the group stages of the Interclub competitions.

Notably, Cameroon clinched the coveted Women's National Team award last year.

List of nominees for National Team of the Year (Women)

  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.