Arsenal Ladies player, Asisat Oshoala was on Thursday named the 2016 Women’s Player of the Year at the Glo Caf Awards in Abuja.
Oshoala had been bookmakers’ favourite for the award after leading Nigeria’s national women’s football team, the Super Falcons to another Africa Women Cup of Nations triumph few months ago in Cameroon. She finished the tournament with six goals.
When Oshoala was called to the podium to receive her award, she appeared in a shining blue dress that captivated many of the dignitaries at the event.
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For the Women’s National Team of the Year Award, the Super Falcons beat the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroun and the Bayana Bayana of South Africa to the Award.
Other notable winners of the night included the National team of the year award which was keenly contested between three giants of African football namely DR Congo, the Terenga Lions of Senegal and the Crane of Ugand but the Crane of Uganda emerged the winner.
For the Club of the Year Award; Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa emerged winners.
The National Coach of the Year Award was contested among Florence Omagbemi of Super Falcons, Flotrent Ibenge of DR Congo and Pitso Mosimane of Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa. But the Mamelodi Sundowns Coach emerged winner.