Super Falcons duo of Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala and Gift Monday of FC Robo were yesterday named in the final shortlists of candidates in three different categories for Africa’s top women players awards.
The CAF Awards 2022 gala night is scheduled to hold next week Thursday ( July 21st ) in Rabat, Morocco.
The list released by CAF comprises of 10 nominees for both Women’s Player of the Year and Women’s Interclub Player of the Year while the Women’s Young Player of the Year and Women’s Club of the Year has five nominees apiece.
Serial winners Oshoala remains the candidate to beat in the Women’s Player of the Year while Gift was shortlisted for the Women’s Young Player of the Year in what promises to be a keenly contested fight judging by the calibre of the other contenders.
Drawn against Oshoala are Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Inter Milan);Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Alvaldsnes); Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas);Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco & AS FAR);Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns);Bambanani Mbane (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns);Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Atletico Madrid/Racing Louisville);Refiloe Jane (South Africa & AC Milan) and Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt).
Lined up against Gift are the quartet of Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes);Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes);Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne) and Flourish Sebastine (Nigeria & Bayelsa Queens).
Other Nigerian interest in the CAF Awards 2022 is the Women’s Coach of the Year where Super Falcon’s Randy Waldrum will battle nine others including two-time winners Desiree Ellis of South Africa South Africa as well as the Women’s Club of the Year where Rivers Angels will be up against Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa);Sekondi Hasaacas (Ghana);AS FAR (Morocco) and Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea).