Super Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala and goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie make the cut as Nigeria dominated
the shortlist for the 2023 CAF Women’s Awards.
The continent’s governing body released the shortlist of nominees on Tuesday afternoon with the Super
Falcons, and their coach Wandy Waldrum also making the cut.
Oshoala, who plays for Barcelona Femeni, won the treble including the Champions League with the
Spanish giants, and is on the cusp of winning a record-extending sixth CAF Women’s Player of the Year
Award. She is the current holder – her fifth gong to surpass compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha’s record. She
was also a 2023 Ballon d’Or nominee.
Apart from Oshoala, other Nigerian nominees for the Player of the Year include Nnadozie, Christy
Ucheibe, Osinachi Ohale, Toni Payne, and Uchenna Kanu.
Goalkeeper Nnadozie made the list for the Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year prize just as Waldrum was
nominated in the Coach of the Year category.
There were also other Nigerian nominees for the Young Player of the Year as Deborah Abiodun, Esther
Ajakaye and Oluwatosin Demehin made the list.
The Super Falcons are also in contention for the Team of the Year Prize after a gallant showing at the
2023 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.