The Association of Nigerian Women in Sports has commended Super Falcons and Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala, who was on Thursday in Morocco named African Women Player of the 2021/2022 season.

Oshoala became the first player to win for the fifth time the African Player of the Year award at the Confederation of African Football Awards.


Oshoala defeated Cameroonian Ajara Nchout Njoya and Zambia’s Grace Chanda to win her fifth women’s title at the CAF Awards ceremony in Rabat.


NAWIS National President, Bola Adeyanju, praised Oshoala for her patriotism, dedication to football at both her club, FC Barcelona Feminine, and the nation’s senior women team, the Falcons.


Adeyanju further described the striker as a perfect role model of how the
girl-child should be empowered, through sports and education, and in
leadership.