2023 CAF Women's Player Award: Asisat Oshoala, Banyana Banyana Forward Make Final Three

2023 CAF Women's Player Award: Asisat Oshoala, Banyana Banyana Forward Make Final Three

Raphael Abiola
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • CAF has released the final shortlist for the 2023 Women's Player of the Year award
  • Asisat Oshoala and a Banyana Banyana star are among the finalists for the top prize
  • The Nigerian ace is the current holder of the award due to her success with Barcelona

Barcelona Femeni and Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala has been shortlisted alongside a Banyana Bayana star for the 2023 CAF Women's Player of the Year award.

The Nigerian international was part of the 30 nominees alongside her compatriot, Chiamaka Nnadozie, but the Paris FC goalkeeper did not make it onto the final shortlist.

Oshoala's performance for Barcelona Femeni makes her the favourite to win the 2023 edition and retain her title.

Nigerian star, Asisat Oshoala has made the 2023 CAF Women's Player Award final three shortlist. Photo: @DueProcessWorld.
Asisat Oshoala has made the 2023 CAF Women's Player Award final three shortlist. Photo: @DueProcessWorld.
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The 29-year-old striker could add to her five CAF Women's Player of the Year awards if she clinches this edition ahead of South African forward, Thembi Kgatlana and Zambian star, Barbara Banda, as per CAF's official handle on X.

Kgatlana's performance for Racing Louisville and the South African national team makes her a serious contender for the award. Banda, on the other hand, has been a top player for Chinese Women's Super League side, Shanghai Shengli.

Nnadozie might have missed out on the Women's Player of the Year award final list, but she's up for the Women's Goalkeeper of the Year award.

The Super Falcons goalkeeper will compete with South Africa's Andile Dlamini and Moroccan goalie, Khadija Er-Rmichi for the award.

The 2023 edition of the awards will take place in the city of Marrakech, Morocco and is scheduled for Monday, December 11.

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Oshoala leads CAF Women's POTY nominations

Sports Brief previously reported on Oshoala being nominated for the 2023 Africa Women's Player of the Year award alongside her compatriots and fellow African stars.

The current title-holder was joined by 29 other female players on the list and is also one of the favourites to win the 2023 edition due to her successes with Barcelona.

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Raphael Abiola
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.