Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala Gets Nominated For CAF's Women Best Player Of 2016Just a week after winning the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title with the Super Falcons, Nigeria international football star, Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for this year’s Women’s Player of the Year.
In the nominations released on Sunday, December 11, Oshoala makes the list alongside Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Kvarnsvedensik), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & Rossiyanka), Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & JVW) and Raissa Feudjio Tchuanyo (Cameroon & Aland United).
Last year winner of the CAF Women's Player of the Year award, Cameroon’s Gaëlle Enganamouit is not included in the list.
The winner will be announced on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the Glo-CAF Awards night in Abuja.
Oshoala will be aiming for her second CAF Women's Footballer of the Year award following her win in 2014.
In the year under review, the 22-year-old won the Women’s FA Cup with Arsenal Ladies and also the 2016 AWON title.
The forward also won the golden boot at the 2016 AWCON with six goals.