Chiamaka Nnadozie: Super Falcons Star Celebrates Prestigious Best French League Goalkeeper Award

Chiamaka Nnadozie: Super Falcons Star Celebrates Prestigious Best French League Goalkeeper Award

Robert Abong'o
May 15, 2024 at 8:30 AM
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  • Chiamaka Nnadozie won the UNFP award as the best goalkeeper in the French women's league
  • The Paris FC player also won the D1 Arkema Award for her goalkeeping efforts during the season
  • The Super Falcons keeper is the first African shot-stopper to receive the award since its inception

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Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, has expressed her elation after clinching yet another prestigious accolade.

On Tuesday, May 14, the Nigerian won the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) award as the finest shot-stopper in the French women's league.

Sharing the spotlight with other top stars in France, Nnadozie took to social media to extend her gratitude to those who contributed to her triumph.

Super Falcons and Paris FC star, Chiamaka Nnadozie, has won the UNFP award as the best goalkeeper in the French women's league.
Super Falcons and Paris FC star, Chiamaka Nnadozie, has won the UNFP award as the best goalkeeper in the French women's league. Photos: Daniela Porcelli and @Nadoziechiamaka.
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Acknowledging the award's significance, she humbly thanked UNFP for acknowledging her dedication and performance during the campaign.

"I'm incredibly grateful and humbled by this award. Thank you for recognising my efforts, Paris FC, the president, the entire team staff, the fans, and my wonderful teammates. Your belief in me and my work is a tremendous source of motivation," she posted on X (formerly Twitter).

The 23-year-old's heartfelt message resonated with her followers, reflecting her genuine appreciation for the recognition bestowed upon her.

Last month, as per Channels Television, Nnadozie emerged victorious in the D1 Arkema Awards, solidifying her status as the premier goalkeeper in the league.

Overcoming tough competition from Olympique Lyon's Christiane Endler and Paris Saint-Germain's Katarzyna Kiedryznek, she demonstrated her prowess between the posts, earning acclaim for her exceptional contributions to Paris FC.

Her stellar performances this season, comprising 18 appearances and numerous superb saves, underscored her unparalleled skill and resilience on the field.

As the first African goalkeeper to secure the esteemed honour, Nnadozie has not only shattered barriers but also served as an inspiration to aspiring athletes worldwide.

Nnadozie wins Best Goalkeeper in Africa

Sports Brief also reported that Nnadozie was named Africa's best female goalkeeper after being recognised at CAF's awards in Morocco.

She edged out many other impressive nominees for the prestigious prize during the awards ceremony in Marrakech on December 11, 2023.

Nnadozie impressed in the Women's World Cup game against Canada, making three crucial saves as the Super Falcons moved ahead.

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