- Asisat Oshoala is a big fan of Sadio Mane and that was seen by her reaction when he was named Africa's best player at the CAF awards
- The former Liverpool player retained his crown at the awards in Rabat, Morocco on Thursday evening
- Asisat Oshoala made it a record fifth African female footballer of the year at ceremony two days ago
Nigeria female football queen, Asistat Oshoala, could not contain her joy after Senegal's Sadio Mane was named the best male footballer at the CAF awards on Thursday night.
Oshoala, who plays for Barcelona's female team, retained her crown as the best on the continent to win the award for a fifth time.
In a video posted on social media, Oshoala is seen jubilating as CAF President Patrice Motsepe announced Mane as the best African player.
Sadio Mane was winning the award for the second time after first claiming it in 2019, before COVID-19 forced a two-year hiatus.
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Meanwhile, Asisat Oshoala set a new record by winning the female footballer of the year for the fifth time.
Oshoala missed most of Nigeria's games at the Women's Africa Cup if Nations due to injury.
Asistat Oshoala reveals excitement after winning best player at CAF awards
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala has thanked all the people who have helped her journey as a footballer after winning her 5th award on Thursday night, 21 July, at the CAF award.
It was an incredible night for the Super Falcons star who has now recorded her name in the history books of African football considering her records and performances.
According to the video spotted on Twitter, the Barcelona superstar thanked her teammates in Spain and those who are in Morocco for the 2022 AWCON.
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The lone goal of the encounter came in the 29th minute after the ball came off the woodwork to hit goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie and into her own net.
Nigeria will leave the tournament having secured an automatic ticket to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup to be hosted in Australia and New Zealand.