Tremendous Falcons’ Captain Asisat Oshoala has been topped because the 2019 African Ladies’s Participant of the Yr.
The Nigerian ahead was introduced as the perfect African feminine footballer of the yr on Tuesday on the 2019 CAF Awards ceremony in Egypt.
Oshoala, who performs for Spanish facet Barcelona, beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana, who was topped in Senegal final yr to assert the title.
It’s the fourth time the 25-year-old is being topped the perfect African feminine footballer.
She received the award in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and was additionally among the many ultimate three in 2018 however misplaced to her South African rival Kgatlana.
Shortly after she was introduced because the winner, Oshoala took to Twitter to thank her household and associates, in addition to her followers and colleagues regionally and internationally for his or her help.
Grateful to be African Ladies’s Participant of the yr for the 4th time. Thank God, my Household, Mates and Followers for the help. Large shoutout to my membership , my administration , crew mates at each nationwide crew and membership degree and naturally because of @CAF_Online for the chance ❤️❤️🙏🏾
— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) January 7, 2020
In the meantime, Senegalese striker and Liverpool star Sadio Mane received his first Africa’s 2019 Participant of the Yr honour.
The 27-year outdated beat his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah of Egypt who received the award the final two years, in addition to Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez (Manchester Metropolis).
Celebrating his success on the occasion, he mentioned, “I am really happy and at the same time I am really proud to win this award. It’s a big day for me.”
Mane scored 34 targets and produced 12 assists in 61 appearances in 2019, in accordance with CAF statistics.
Within the youth class, Morocco and Borussia Dortmund defender, Achraf Hakimi, was topped the African Youth Participant Of The Yr.
The 21-year-old beat Nigerian duo of Victor Osimhen (Lille) and Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal) to assert the prize.
The Egyptian Soccer Affiliation received the Federation of the Yr award.