WINNIPEG, MB - JUNE 08: Francisca Ordega of Nigeria is congratulated by Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria after scoring the third goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Group D match between Sweden and Nigeria at Winnipeg Stadium on June 8, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Super Falcons’ quartet of Asisat Oshoala, Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie, and Onome Ebi have all been nominated for the 2018 African Women’s Footballer of the Year award following their impressive form for both club and country, reports.
Reigning African Footballer of the Year, Oshoala faces stiff competition from 14 other women as she bids to claim her fourth African crown in the last five years.
The Falcons’ forward was impressive in 2018, helping Dallian Quanjian to their second league title in China whilst she also helped Nigeria reach the final of the ongoing AWCON in Ghana where they will battle South Africa on Saturday.
Ordega on her part was relatively impressive for both club and country, whilst Desire Oparanozie and Onome Ebi also helped the Falcons qualify for the Women’s World Cup in France next year.
The quartet will, however, have to face stiff competition from South Africa’s Christinah Thembi Kgatlana who has been a revelation at the ongoing AWCON in Ghana whilst Cameroon’s Gabriella Aboudi Onguene his another lady that could clinch the award.
Similarly, Falcons’ Coach, Thomas Dennerby was also nominated for the Coach of the Year after helping Nigeria reach the World Cup in France, whilst the Falcons have also been nominated for the Team of the Year in the women’s category.