Oshoala leads other Africa’s top women footballers in final shortlist for CAF Awards 2022

Oshoala leads other Africa’s top women footballers in final shortlist for CAF Awards 2022
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Four-time African football queen gunning for a record-setting fifth coronation

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala is in line for a record-making fifth victory in the CAF Awards’ women category. She won in the editions of 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019 to equal the record of former Super Falcons’ striker, Perpetua  Nkwocha.

A possible fifth win will make her Africa’s most decorated woman footballer. She along with nine other top stars made the shortlist of 10.

But unlike in the past, she is Nigeria’s sole candidate in that category as the country’s influence appears wanning.

On the other hand, South Africa have four players in the 10-woman shortlist.

The only other Nigerian hoping for a podium standing is Gift Monday who has two nominations in the Interclub Player of the Year and Young player awards.

Nigeria’s coach, Randy Waldrum is listed among the coaches as the on-going WAFCON will be the determinant just as it will also determine the National Team of the Year winner.

Nominees (in alphabetic order by Member Association)

Player of the Year (Women)

·       Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)

·       Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Alvaldsnes)

·       Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas)

·       Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco & AS FAR)

·       Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

·       Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns) 

·       Bambanani Mbane (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns) 

·       Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Atletico Madrid/Racing Louisville) 

·       Refiloe Jane (South Africa & AC Milan) 

·       Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)

Interclub Player of the Year (Women)

·       Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns)

·       Bambanani Mbanie (Mamelodi Sundowns) 

·       Andisiwe Mgcoyi (Mamelodi Sundowns)

·       Evelyn Badu (Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes) 

·       Doris Boaduwaa (Sekondi Hasaacas) 

·       Ghizlane Chebbak (AS FAR)

·       Sanaa Mssoudy (AS FAR) 

·       Fatima Tagnaout (AS FAR)

·       Rose Bella (Malabo Kings)

·       Gift Monday (River Angels/FC Robo)

Young Player of the Year (Women)

·       Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)

·       Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)

·       Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne)

·       Gift Monday (Nigeria & River Angels/FC Robo)

·       Flourish Sebastine (Nigeria & Bayelsa Queens)

Coach of the Year (Women)

·       Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang (Botswana)

·       Gabriel Zabo (Cameroon)

·       Yusif Basigi (Hasaacas Ladies)

·       Reynald Pedros (Morocco)

·       Randy Waldrum (Nigeria)

·       Serigne Amar Mousse Niang Cisse (Senegal)

·       Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

·       Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)

·       Samir Landolsi (Tunisia)

·       Bruce Mwape (Zambia)

Club of the Year (Women)

·       Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

·       Sekondi Hasaacas (Ghana)

·       AS FAR (Morocco)

·       Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea)

·       Rivers Angels (Nigeria)

National Team of the Year 

Due to the absence of a major women’s competition during the period under review, the Organising Team for the CAF Awards 2022 has reviewed the selection process for this important category. The  Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Morocco will be factored as one of the criterion in deciding a winner befitting of the status of the award and women’s football in general. The winner will be announced on 23 July 2022 during the final match of the Women’s AFCON.

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