CAF AWARDS: Asisat Oshoala becomes the first player in history to win 5 African Player of the Year Awards

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, as she was, for a record time, crowned as Africa’s Women Player of the Year at the 2022 CAF Awards.

The ceremony, held in Rabat Morocco, speaking at the gala, Oshoala who sustained a knee injury earlier this month dedicated the award to Nigeria’s Super Falcons, saying they have “showed Africa what not backing down means.”

“I am going to dedicate this award to the Nigeria women’s national team, this is for you all, because you showed Africa what not backing down means even when you were two down, you kept on going.”

“Honestly, I don’t know where to start from. It’s a record-breaking night as an individual, and for Africa as a whole as well,” the Barcelona striker said while beaming with smiles.

“I got 5 today. First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who helped me out throughout my career. 2021/2022 seasons was really tough for me as an individual.

“I’d like to thank everyone who stood by me. This year made me realize if you don’t fall, you don’t know the power of comeback, you don’t know what comeback means.

“Special thanks to all my teammates, on the club level, FC Barcelona players. To my national team players, the amazing and the best national team in the world, Nigeria national team.

“Of course, special thanks to my president, Amaju Pinnick, thank you for all the work you put in to make sure that we have the best football in our national team. It’s really amazing the kind of effort you put in.”

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Adedamola Edun is a Brand manager, Talent manager, PR manager, Showbiz promoter and Multimedia Entrepreneur.

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