Oshoala, three others nominated for CAF awards.

Oshoala, three others nominated for CAF awards.

As Nigeria prepare for a crucial final clash against South Africa on Saturday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Asisat Oshoala (Dilian Quanjian, China) and three other Super Falcons in a 15 woman list of the 2018 CAF female player of the year award.

Other Falcons nominated for the award include: Onome Ebi (Hekan Huisanhang, China), Desire Oparanozie (Guingamp, France) and Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit, USA).

Also on the list is the leading goal scorer of the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana and Janine Van Wyk both of South Africa & Houston Dash, USA.

Other players on the list include: Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies), Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande), Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow), Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes), Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy-Lorraine), Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens), Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United) and Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning).

The coaches and national teams were also not left out of the nomination as five of all the coaches and teams participating at the ongoing  AWCON made the shortlist.

Nominees for the women’s coach of the year include: Bruce Mwape (Zambia), Desiree Ellis (South Africa), Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon), Saloum Houssein (Mali) and Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria).  While the nominees for the women’s national team of the year include: Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa.

The player of the year nominees where chosen based on the performance of the players during the year and winners will be decided by the following:

1. CAF Technical & Development Committee
2. Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup
3. Coaches and Captains of the national teams of the 54 Member Associations.

While the women’s coach of the year and women’s national team of the year will be decided by:

1. CAF Technical & Development Committee
2. Media Experts, Legends, Coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup

The awards gala to honour footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year under review will be held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

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