Asisat Oshoala: No Nigerian voted Super Falcons striker for CAF awards except Kanu

Asisat Oshoala: No Nigerian voted Super Falcons striker for CAF awards except Kanu

Asisat Oshoala, Nigerian football star, emerged winner of the 2019 Africa women best player of the year for the fourth time in her career.

The FC Barcelona forward beats South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana and Ajara Nchout of Cameroon to the prestigious award staged in Egypt earlier this week.

Oshoala, 25, polled a total of 351 votes at the end of the voting process - 30 points better than Cameroonian counterpart while Bayana Bayana star finished with 247 votes.

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Meanwhile, after the awards ceremony, it has been revealed that no Nigerian except for Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo backed the former Rivers Angel and Arsenal Ladies striker to win.

Nigeria Football Federation technical and development committee chairman Ahmed Fresh did not vote at all as his spot was left blank.

Osasu Obayiuwana, a Nigerian journalist tipped Oshoala to finish third on the chart.

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Another sports journalist in the country Chison Mbonu Ezeoke backed the Barcelona Ladies goal poacher to finish outside of the top three.

Tunde Adelakun was the third journalist and he also didn't back former FC Robo Queens star to win as he voted her in fourth position on the chart.

Legendary Perpetua Nkwocha gave her the least of votes wile Kanu voted her to win.

Meanwhile, the prolific goal scorer has reacted to the voting pattern of Nigerians who had the opportunity to select who the best on the continent would be, saying: "It only made the victory sweeter. Child of the continent.

"It’s a blessing to know how much lives I’ve touched and inspired across AFRICA at my young age. All love from this side ❤️" earlier reported that FC Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has been voted African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time.

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The Nigeria international beats competition from South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana and Ajara Nchout of Cameroon.

According to CAF website, Asisat polled 351 votes, 30 more than Cameroonian counterpart Ajara Nchout while Thembi Kgatlana finished with 247 votes.

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