Super Falcons stars Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Uchenna Kanu have been named by CAF in a nominee list of 30, for the 2022 CAF Women’s Player of the Year award.
The list contains 30 women from 12 countries with South Africa leading the pack with six players.
The annual award which seeks to reward Africa’s best female football player will see the four Nigerian slug it out with 26 other female players from the continent.
Oshoala currently holds the title of the best woman footballer on the continent, after having won the award for the fourth time in 2019 – a joint record she holds with Super Falcons legend, Perpetua Nkwocha.
Thembi Kgatlana, 2018 winner of the award, leads the Bayana Bayana delegation alongside Refiloe Jane, Linda Motlhalo, Andile Dlamini, Bambanani Mebane, and Jermaine Seoposenwe.
Nigeria’s Monday Gift was nominated in two other categories of the awards.
The 20-year-old was listed among the nominees for the best young player of the year alongside Flourish Sebastien of Edo Queens.
She was also included in the list of the nominees for the best interclub player on the continent with Maryann Ezenagu of Rivers Angels.
Monday was named player of the season and was the top scorer for the 2022 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL). She was instrumental in Bayelsa Queens’ league triumph and their qualification for the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League.
For the women’s club of the year award, Rivers Angels of Nigeria made the list of seven nominees.