Asisat Oshoala wins fifth African Women's Player of the Year award
The striker has been recognised after playing a key role in Barcelona's title-winning season in Spain.
Nigeria and Barcelona talisman Asisat Oshoala has been named the 2022 African Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards ceremony in Rabat on Thursday.The 27-year-old picked the award ahead of Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon and Inter Milan) and Zambia international Grace Chanda (Zambia and BIIK Kazygurt).
With this, she becomes the first African to win this prestigious for a record five times, overtaking Perpetua Nkwocha who claimed the accolade on four occasions.
The 2021-22 campaign was arguably Oshoala’s best yet as she played a key role in her Spanish side’s treble charge – the Spanish Women's Super Cup, Copa de la Reina and the Primera Division.
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