Asisat Oshoala Wins 5th Africa Women’s Footballer Of Year

Asisat Oshoala Wins 5th Africa Women’s Footballer Of Year

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By Amaechi Agbo

Former Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala on Thursday won her record 5th Africa Footballer of the Year Award.

The 27-year old saw off oppositions from Cameroonian captain Ajara Nchout Njoya and newcomer Grace Chanda of Zambia in the Women’s category to become the queen of Africa football for the 5th time.

The FC Barcelona Femini attacker becomes the first woman player to win the coveted award a record 5th time. She was initially tied to 4th with countrywoman Perpetua Nkwocha.

Oshoala won the Golden Boot of the Primera División Femenina in Spain as he exploits helped the Feminin to win the league last season unbeaten.

In other wards, Senegalese superstar, Sadio Mane retained his Africa Footballer of the Year crown which he first won in January 2020. He defeated his national teammate, Edouard Mendy as well as former holder, Mohammed Salah to win the award twice.

CAF President, Patrice Motsepe with Asisat Oshoala at the CAF Award Night on Thursday

2022 CAF Award Winners

CAF Men’s Player of the Year: Sadio Mane

CAF Women’s Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala

CAF Goal of the Year: Pape Ousmane Sakho

Men’s Club of the Year: Wydad Casablanca

Women’s Club of the Year: Mamelodi Sundowns

Men’s Interclub Player of the Year: Mohamed El Shennawy

Women’s Interclub Player of the Year: Evelyn Badu

Women’s Young Player of the Year: Evelyn Badu

National Team of the Year: Senegal’s Teranga Lions

Men’s Coach of the Year: Aliou Cisse

Women’s Coach of the Year: Desire Ellis

Men’s Young Player of the Year: Pape Matar Sarr

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