CAF Awards 2019: Oshoala wins 4th African player of the year title in Egypt

CAF Awards 2019: Oshoala wins 4th African player of the year title in Egypt

- CAF Awards 2019 saw Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala wins her fourth prize

- The FC Barcelona star inspired the Super Falcons to clinch AWCON title in 2018

- Oshoala also helped Nigeria reach the knock out stage of the FIFA Women's World Cup in France last year

FC Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has been voted African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time.

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.

African Women’s Player of the Year

  • Ajara Nchout (Cameroon & Valerenga)
  • Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
  • Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Beijing Phoenix FC)

Oshoala lifted her third Africa Women's Championship title in Ghana two years ago after inspiring the Super Falcons to the continental glory.

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Their triumph also saw them qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup which was staged in France but failed to progress beyond the round of 16 stage.

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old has equaled Perpetua Nkwocha's record after being crowned the best the fourth time in the women's category this evening.

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However, despite failing to shine at the global women's football showpiece last year, the 25-year-old returned to her club in Spain - recording goals almost every matchday.

She has scored ten goals in 13 appearances for Barcelona women's team in the ongoing league season in Spain. earlier reported that Senegalese striker Sadio Mane has been named as African's best footballer of the year for 2019 beating Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez for the award.

The Liverpool forward finished behind Mohamed Salah in 2017 and 2018 and also finished third in 2016 before winning the 2019 edition thanks to his superb performances for his club.

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Last season in the Premier League, Mane finished among the three highest goal scorers and also won the Champions League title with Liverpool.

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