- Mo Salah is the Caf Africa Player of the Year.
Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala Thursday emerged the winner of CAF Women’s Player of the Year for the third time.
The 23 year old was filled with emotions as she picked up her award at the 2017 African Footballer of the Year award ceremony held in Ghana.
Elated Oshoala dropped tears of joy as she emerged the winner inspit how tough and challenging the year 2017 was for her.
She said, “Its really been an emotional journey through 2017, i must say this is one of the personal moment in my career because when i left Arsenal and moved to China a lot of people said that Asisat your career is going to be gone.”
But the elated former Liverpool and Arsenal Ladies forward was in tears of joy as she manage to make her remarks stating “But i told myself that i can do this. And i think i have done it.
She wins the award three time in a row. She however gave this advice for young African Girls,
she said,” i want to use this opportunity to encourage all the young girls do not let anyone talk you down, don’t listen to anyone. follow your heart.”
The Nigerian football plays for Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. in the Chinese Women’s Super League as a forward was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah is the Caf Africa Player of the Year 2017.
Egyptian Mo Salah beat Gabon’s Aubameyang and Sadio Mane of Senegal to win the 2017 CAF player of Year which was a career first for the Liverpool flying winger.
Salah enjoyed a remarkable 2017 as he powered Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990 when he scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty against Congo during the qualifiers.
The 25-year-old helped AS Roma finish second in the Serie A behind Juventus, scoring 15goals with 11 assists – that earned him a big money move to Liverpool and he has hit the ground running with 17goals in 21 matches in the premier league so far.
For the female category, Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala won her third Women’s Player of the Year prize, beating Cameroon’s and Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene and Chrestina Kgatlana of South Africa.