Nigeria and Barcelona superstar, 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 become the first African to win this prestigious for a record five times, overtaking Perpetua Nkwocha who claimed the accolade on four occasions.
Although, she missed a couple of matches due to injury, that did not stop her from emerging as league joint-top scorer after netting 20 goals in 19 league appearances to share the award with Brazilian Geyse Ferreira, who managed the same number of goals in 27 appearances for Madrid CFF.
In other words, Senegalese superstar, Sadio Mane retained his Africa Footballer of the Year crown which he first won in January 2020. He defeated his national teammate, Edouard Mendy as well as former holder, Mohammed Salah to win the award twice.
2022 CAF Award Winners
CAF Men’s Player of the Year: Sadio Mane
CAF Women’s Player of the Year: Asisat Oshoala
CAF Goal of the Year: Pape Ousmane Sakho
Men’s Club of the Year: Wydad Casablanca
Women’s Club of the Year: Mamelodi Sundowns
Men’s Interclub Player of the Year: Mohamed El Shennawy
Women’s Interclub Player of the Year: Evelyn Badu
Women’s Young Player of the Year: Evelyn Badu
National Team of the Year: Senegal’s Teranga Lions
Men’s Coach of the Year: Aliou Cisse
Women’s Coach of the Year: Desire Ellis
Men’s Young Player of the Year: Pape Matar Sarr