August 9, 2022

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Asisat Oshoala

Nigeria’s Tremendous Falcons and Barcelona talisman Asisat Oshoala has been named the 2022 African Girls’s Participant of the 12 months on the Caf Awards ceremony in Rabat on Thursday.

The 27-year-old picked the award forward of Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon and Inter Milan) and Zambia worldwide Grace Chanda (Zambia and BIIK Kazygurt).

With this, she turns into the primary African to win this prestigious for a report 5 occasions, overtaking Perpetua Nkwocha who claimed the accolade on 4 events.

2021-22 marketing campaign was arguably Oshoala’s finest but as she performed a key function in her Spanish aspect’s treble cost – the Spanish Girls’s Tremendous Cup, Copa de la Reina and the Primera Division.

Though, she missed a few matches resulting from harm, that didn’t cease her from rising as league joint-top scorer after netting 20 objectives in 19 league appearances to share the award with Brazilian Geyse Ferreira, who managed the identical variety of objectives in 27 appearances for Madrid CFF.

Impressively, she scored a hat-trick towards Actual Betis and a double versus Actual Sociedad, Valencia, Villarreal, and Actual Betis.

Within the Copa de la Reina, she scored in her solely look within the match towards Actual Madrid.

Her aspect might have gained a quadruple, however Barcelona misplaced 3-1 to Olympique Lyonnais on the Juventus Stadium in Turin.

Internationally, she contributed little as she didn’t rating a single purpose for the Tremendous Falcons within the interval underneath evaluation.

To make issues worse, she was dominated out of Girls’s Africa Cup of Nations 2022 with Nigeria by means of harm after struggling a medial collateral ligament pressure within the West African’s 2-1 defeat to South Africa in Rabat.

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Oshoala is the fourth Nigerian to land the ladies’s model of the award, following within the footsteps of Mercy Akide (2001), Nkwocha (2004, 2005, 2010 & 2011) and Cynthia Uwak (2006 & 2007).

Girls’s Awards in Full

Membership of the 12 months (Girls) – Mamelodi Sundowns  
Interclub Participant of the 12 months (Girls) – Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Girls/Alvaldsnes)
Younger Participant of the 12 months (Girls) – Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Girls/Alvaldsnes)
Coach of the 12 months (Girls) – Desiree Ellis (South Africa)