Asisat Oshoala is the only Super Falcons player to make the ten player shortlist for the Player of the Year (Women).
The 10-woman shortlist includes four South Africans, two Ghanaians and one player each from Nigeria, Cameroon, Morocco, and Zambia pruning out 20 Players in the initial shortlist including Nigeria’s Francisca Ordega, Rasheedat Ajibade, and Uchenna Kanu.
Oshoala won last Spanish league campaign Pichichi award (top scorer), the Spanish League, Spanish Cup, and got to the final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Player of the Year (Women)
· Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)
· Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Alvaldsnes)
· Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas)
· Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco & AS FAR)
· Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
· 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)
· Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)
Coach of the Year
Super Falcons Randy Waldrum has also been nominated for the coach of the year after impressive recovery from the loss to South Africa in the first stage of the group stages.
Coach of the Year full nominee list (Women)
· Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang (Botswana)
· Gabriel Zabo (Cameroon)
· Yusif Basigi (Hasaacas Ladies)
· Reynald Pedros (Morocco)
· Randy Waldrum (Nigeria)
· Serigne Amar Mousse Niang Cisse (Senegal)
· Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
· Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Samir Landolsi (Tunisia)
· Bruce Mwape (Zambia)