Nigeria Asisat Oshoala has been named the African Women’s Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in Lagos on Thursday night.
The Nigeria forward, finished ahead fellow teammate Desire Oparanozie and Cameroon number one shot stopper Ngo Ndom to clinch her first ever African player of the year award. She enjoyed success with her country at the 9th African Women’s Championship and won a double with her club Rivers Angels last season.
Oshoala won the MVP and Golden Shoe Award at the 2014 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada and was also voted the MVP of the 9th AWC in Namibia.
The 20-year-old was an integral part of Rivers Angels’ success last term, scoring more than five goals in all competitions during a highly successful campaign under coach Edwin Okon.
The 20 year old striker was also named women youth player of the year beating the likes of fellow teammate Uchechi Sunday and Cameroon starlet Fabrice Ondoa to win the award.
The award was decided by votes from national coaches of the continent’s countries affiliated to the Confederation of African Football.