Oshoala, Kgatlana, Nnadozie Lead Nominations for 2023 CAF Women’s Player of the Year Awards

Oshoala, Kgatlana, Nnadozie Lead Nominations for 2023 CAF Women’s Player of the Year Awards

Raphael Abiola
updated at November 14, 2023 at 3:30 PM
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  • CAF has released the shortlist for the Women's Player of the Year award
  • Thembi Kgatlana and Chiamaka Nnadozie are among the 30 contenders
  • Asisat Oshoala is the current award-holder after success with Barcelona

Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala, alongside fellow Nigerian Chiamaka Nnadozie and South African star Thembi Kgatlana, have all been nominated for the 2023 Africa Women's Player of the Year award.

The trio are joined by 27 other women players for the CAF award, which is currently held by Barcelona Femeni striker, Oshoala.

The Nigerian international is also one of the favourites to win the 2023 edition due to her performance with the Catalans.

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Asisat Oshoala nominated alongside 29 others for the CAF Women's Player of the Year award. Photo: Elsa.
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria dominated the list with seven players followed by Bayana Bayana with six players, according to the CAF official website.

For the first time in awards history, the best women’s goalkeeper will be rewarded for their performance in the calendar year, with Nnadozie facing competition from South Africa's Kaylin Swart and others.

30 nominees for CAF women's award

1. Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon, Internazionale Milano)

2. Evelyn Badu (Ghana, Avaldnes)

3. Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi, Paris Saint-Germain)

4. Temwa Chawinga (Malawi, Wuhan Jiangda)

5. Anissa Lahmari (Morocco, Levante Las Planas)

6. Fatima Tagnaout (Morocco, AS FAR)

7. Ghizlaine Chebbak (Morocco, AS FAR)

8. Ibtissam Jraidi (Morocco, AS FAR/Al Ahli)

9. Khadija Er-Rmichi (Morocco, AS FAR)

10. Zenatha Coleman (Namibia, Fenerbahce)

11. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Barcelona)

12. Chiamaka Nnadozie (Nigeria, Paris FC)

13. Christy Ucheibe (Nigeria, Benfica)

14. Osinachi Ohale (Nigeria, Alaves/Pachuca)

15. Rasheedat Ajibade (Nigeria, Atletico Madrid)

16. Toni Payne (Nigeria, Sevilla)

17. Uchenna Kanu (Nigeria, Tigres/Racing Louisville)

18. Ndeye Awa Diakhaté (Senegal, Olympique de Marseille)

19. Andile Dlamini (South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns)

20. Hilda Magaia (South Africa, Sejong Sportstoto)

21. Jermaine Seoposenwe (South Africa, Juarez/Monterrey)

22. Linda Motlhalo (South Africa, Glasgow City)

23. Refiloe Jane (South Africa, Sassuolo)

24. Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa, Racing Louisville)

25. Afi Sabine Woedikou (Togo, Strasbourg/Nantes)

26. Sabrina Ellouzi (Tunisia, Excelsior)

27. Fazila Ikwaput (Uganda, Kampala Queens)

28. Barbara Banda (Zambia, Shanghai Shengli)

29. Grace Chanda (Zambia, Madrid CFF)

30. Rachael Kundananji (Zambia, Madrid CFF)

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When Oshoala delivered speech in Spanish

Sports Brief previously reported on Oshoala showing off her Spanish fluency, impressing many Nigerian football fans who believe she is as good on the pitch as she is with her linguistic skills.

In a video, she was spotted delivering a speech during Barcelona Femini's victory parade. She has been in fine form for the club, leading to her shortlisting for the 2023 Women's Ballon d'Or.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.
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