Nigeria great Perpetua Nkwocha has paid tribute to Barcelona superstar Asisat Oshoala for equaling her feat of winning the CAF Women’s Best Player awards four times.
It will be recalled that Nkwocha did not include
Oshoala among her top three picks for the prestigious
accolade as she went for Ajara Nchout, Tabitha
Chawinga, Gabrielle Ouguene as her first, second and
third pick respectively
Nkwocha was the undisputed African football queen
in the years 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011 at the CAF
awards while Oshoala claimed same laurels in 2014,
2016, 2017 and 2019. Both women also won the
Africa Women’s Nations Cup as part of their
“I remember vividly when you were asked in an
interview who you look up to as a young star and you
called my name and I smiled because I’ve seen you
play,” Nkwocha posted on her Facebook wall
“Hmm. What do you do if Messi says he looks up to
you? You just smile (putting smiley emoji).
“Congratulations star girl. Make and break records
girl. The world (is) at your feet,” Nkwocha who now
coaches Swedish side Clemensnas IF,” wrote on the
social media platform.
Oshoala who defeated Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout and
South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana to the crown took to
her twitter account to express gratitude to her
“Grateful to be Africa Women’s Player of the Year for
the 4th time. Thank God, my family and fans for the
“Big shootout to my club, my Management,
teammates at both national team and club level and of
course thanks to CAF for the opportunity,” Oshoala
who has scored 10 league goals in 13 league
matches for the Barcelona Femeni enthused.