Asisat Oshoala

Super Falcons and Barcelona superstar Asisat Oshoala has been named the 2022 African Women’s Player of the Year.

The 27-year-old picked the award on Thursday night ahead of Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon and Inter Milan) and Zambia international Grace Chanda (Zambia and BIIK Kazygurt).

Oshoala said:

I don’t know where to start – it’s a record-breaking night for me, as an individual and for Africa as a whole – I’ve got five today, five!

I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me throughout my career. 2021-22 season was really tough for me as an individual, and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has stood by me.

If you don’t fall, you don’t know the power of comeback and what comeback means.

With this award, she becomes the first African to win this prestigious for a record five times, overtaking Perpetua Nkwocha who claimed the accolade on four occasions.

By Amara

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