CAF Awards: Oshoala Wins Record Fifth Player Of The Year Award

Kosi Uchenna

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons of Nigeria striker has won a record fifth female Player of the Year at the CAF awards held in Morocco on Thursday.

Sadio Mane of Senegal also retained his award as the best male player of the year after helping Senegal to win the African Cup of Nations and his exploits with his former club, Liverpool of England. He last won the award in the 2019 edition, which was the last time the award event was organised.

Mane clinched the award of his compatriot, Édouard Mendy, and former Liverpool teammate, Mohamed Salah.

See Also: UEFA Nominates Oshoala for Player of the Year Award

Oshoala who plays for Barcelona female team broke the record set by former Nigerian international, Perpetual Nkwocha. Oshoala saw off competition from Ajara Nchout Njoya of Cameroon and Inter Milan and Zambia’s Grace Chanda who plays for BIIK Kazygurt.

The National Team of the Year for women is expected to be announced on 23 July 2022 during the final match of the Women’s AFCON.

List of winners at the 2022 CAF Awards includes:

Player of the Year (Men)
Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich)

Player of the Year (Women)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

Young Player of the Year (Men)
Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Tottenham Hotspur)

Young Player of the Year (Women)
Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Coach of the Year (Men)
Aliou Cisse (Senegal)

Coach of the Year (Women)
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Interclub Player of the Year (Women)
Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes)

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)
Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly)

Club of the Year (Women)
Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Club of the Year (Men)
Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco)

National Team of the Year (Men)

Goal of the Year
Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal & Simba)

Source: CompleteSports

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