South Africa's Kgatlana dethrones Oshoala as Africa football queen

South Africa's Kgatlana dethrones Oshoala as Africa football queen

Bayana Bayana striker Thembi Kgatlana has clinched her maiden Africa Women's Footballer of the Year ahead of Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega.

The 21-year-old who plays for Houston Dash in the United States had a stand-out performance in the AWCON tournament in Ghana. She also won four man-of-match awards during the tournament.

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She scored five goals and won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award as South Africa became runners-up behind the Super Falcons of Nigeria.

Her efforts also helped her country qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup slated for France in the summer.

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Kgatlana becomes the second woman in South Africa's history after Noko Matlou in 2008 to win the individual coveted price.

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She also went away with Goal of the Year Award for he famous strike against Nigeria in the AWCON 2018 tournament.

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