By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Four times winner and FC Barcelona Femeni forward, Asisat Oshoala made the ten women shortlist for the 2022 CAF Awards for the women’s player of the year released by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) on Thursday.
The 2021/2022 top goal scorer in the Spanish Primera Iberdrola will contest for the title alongside Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon), Evelyn Badu (Ghana), Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana), Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco), Andile Dlamini (South Africa), Bambanani Mbane (South Africa), Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa), Refiloe Jane (South Africa), and Grace Chanda (Zambia).
Super Falcons’ Monday Gift got double nominations in the Inter Club Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year in the women’s category.
Flourish Sebastian was also shortlisted in the Young Player of the Year category while Rivers Angels made the short-list for the Club of the Year prize.
Super Falcons of Nigeria coach, Randy Waldrum made the list for the Coach of the Year Award.
The winners of each category will be decided by a voting panel made up of CAF Technical Committee, media representatives, head coaches, and captains of Member Associations and clubs involved at the group stage of the Interclub competitions for the 2021/2022 season.
The awards will be held on Thursday, 21 July 2022, in Rabat, Morocco.
Nominees (in alphabetic order by Member Association)
Player of the Year (Women)
· Ajara Nchout Njoya (Cameroon & Internazionale Milano)
· Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Alvaldsnes)
· Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas)
· Ghizlane Chebbak (Morocco & AS FAR)
· Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)
· Andile Dlamini (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Bambanani Mbane (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Atletico Madrid/Racing Louisville)
· Refiloe Jane (South Africa & AC Milan)
· Grace Chanda (Zambia & BIIK Kazygurt)
Interclub Player of the Year (Women)
· Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Bambanani Mbanie (Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Andisiwe Mgcoyi (Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Evelyn Badu (Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)
· Doris Boaduwaa (Sekondi Hasaacas)
· Ghizlane Chebbak (AS FAR)
· Sanaa Mssoudy (AS FAR)
· Fatima Tagnaout (AS FAR)
· Rose Bella (Malabo Kings)
· Gift Monday (River Angels/FC Robo)
Young Player of the Year (Women)
· Evelyn Badu (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)
· Doris Boaduwaa (Ghana & Sekondi Hasaacas/Alvaldsnes)
· Yasmine Zouhir (Morocco & AS Saint-Etienne)
· Gift Monday (Nigeria & River Angels/FC Robo)
· Flourish Sebastine (Nigeria & Bayelsa Queens)
Coach of the Year (Women)
· Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang (Botswana)
· Gabriel Zabo (Cameroon)
· Yusif Basigi (Hasaacas Ladies)
· Reynald Pedros (Morocco)
· Randy Waldrum (Nigeria)
· Serigne Amar Mousse Niang Cisse (Senegal)
· Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
· Jerry Tshabalala (Mamelodi Sundowns)
· Samir Landolsi (Tunisia)
· Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
Club of the Year (Women)
· Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
· Sekondi Hasaacas (Ghana)
· AS FAR (Morocco)
· Malabo Kings (Equatorial Guinea)
· Rivers Angels (Nigeria)
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