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Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Wins CAF Women Award For Record 5th Time [FULL LIST]



Nigeria’s Super Falcon striker, Asisat Oshoala has been crowned 2022 CAF Women’s ‘Player of the Year’ for the fifth time after she first won the award in 2014.

Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala Wins CAF Women Award For Record 5th Time [FULL LIST]

Oshoala CAF Women Award

The 27-year-old Barcelona star was announced the winner at the Caf Awards ceremony in Rabat, Morrocco, on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

She picked the award ahead of Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon and Inter Milan) and Zambia international Grace Chanda (Zambia and BIIK Kazygurt).

With this, she becomes the first African to win this prestigious for a record five times, overtaking a former Falcons strike, Perpetua Nkwocha who claimed the accolade on four occasions.

Oshoala was adjudged the best African female footballer in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2022.

She is the fourth Nigerian to land the women’s version of the award, following in the footsteps of Mercy Akide (2001), Nkwocha (2004, 2005, 2010 & 2011) and Cynthia Uwak (2006 & 2007).

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KanyiDaily had reported that in the men’s category, Sadio Mane beat Mohamed Salah and Eduard Mendy to be crowned the 2022 CAF ‘Player of the Year’.

The men’s ‘Young Player of the Year’ was scooped by Pape Matar Sarr of Senegal and Tottenham Hotspur while Ghana’s Evelyn Badu won the women’s category.


Player of the Year (Women)

Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona) — WINNER

Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)

Player of the Year (Men)

Edouard Mendy (Senegal & Chelsea)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Bayern Munich) — WINNER

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Interclub Player of the Year (Women)

Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Bambanani Mbanie (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes) — WINNER

Interclub Player of the Year (Men)

Achraf Dari (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)

Aliou Dieng (Mali & Al Ahly)

Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt & Al Ahly) — WINNER

Young Player of the Year (Women)

Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies)

Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies/Alvaldsnes) — WINNER

Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne)

Young Player of the Year (Men)

Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia & Manchester United)

Karim Konate (Cote d’Ivoire & ASEC/RB Salzburg)

Pape Matar Sarr (Senegal & Tottenham Hotspur) — WINNER

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Coach of the Year (Women)

Bruce Mwape (Zambia)

Desiree Ellis (South Africa) — WINNER

Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Reynald Pedros (Morocco)

Coach of the Year (Men)

Aliou Cisse (Senegal) — WINNER

Carlos Queiroz (Egypt)

Walid Regragui (Wydad Athletic Club)

Club of the Year (Women)

AS FAR (Morocco)

Hasaacas Ladies (Ghana)

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) — WINNER

Club of the Year (Men)

Al Ahly (Egypt)

RS Berkane (Morocco)

Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) — WINNER

National Team of the Year (Men)



Senegal — WINNER

Goal of the Year

Pape Ousmane Sakho (Senegal/ Simba FC)

KanyiDaily recalls that Sadio Mane and Asisat Oshoala were crowned also African top players at the CAF Awards 2019 held in Hurghada, Egypt.

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