Lagos - Super Falcons talented striker Asisat Oshoala has been named the 2014 Glo/Caf African Women Player of the Year, SuperSport reports.
The Rivers Angels forward defeated compatriot Desire Oparanozie and Cameroonian goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom for the coveted award in the colourful yearly awards ceremony in Lagos.
The lanky goal poacher’s five-star performance at the 2014 Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, where she won the Golden ball and Golden boot awards with stunning seven goals as well as her eye-catching feat at the 2014 Africa Women Championship (AWC) where she picked the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and silver boot award, made her the overwhelming choice for the award.
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The Glo-Caf Award Winners
National Team of the Year (Men) - Algeria
National Team of the Year (Women) - Nigeria
Club of the Year - ES Setif of Algeria
Most Promising Talent - Yacine Brahimi of Algeria
Youth Player of the Year - Asisat Oshoala
Coach of the Year - Kheireddine Madoui of ES Setif
Woman Player of the Year - Asisat Oshoala
Referee of the Year - Papa Bakary Gassama of The Gambia
African Legend Award - Oryx Club and Stade Malien
African Player of the Year (based in Africa) - Firmin Mubele Ndombe of DR Congo
African Player of the Year - Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast
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