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Oshoala Beats Kgatlana To African Women’s Player Of The Year Award
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Oshoala Beats Kgatlana To African Women’s Player Of The Year Award

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigerian forward, Asisat Oshoala, has been crowned the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year.

The Nigerian beat South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana, who won the award in 2018, and Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout to reclaim her crown as the best women's player in Africa.

The win was the fourth time the Barcelona striker was named the continent's best player, equalling compatriot and African football legend Perpetua Nkwocha's record.

Oshoala won her first title in 2014 before winning it back to back in 2016 and 2017. She was dethroned by Kgatlana in 2019 but her fine form for Barcelona Femina and Nigeria has earned her the crown once again.

In the coaches’ category, South Africa’s Desiree Ellis retained the Coach of the Year award, seeing off competition from former Nigerian coach, Thomas Dennerby, and Cameroon’s Alain Djeumfa.

Ellis qualified and led South Africa to a maiden appearance at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, although they failed to impress and were knocked out in the group stages.

The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon were named Africa's Women’s National Team of the Year ahead of Banyana Banyana of South Africa and Nigeria's Super Falcons.