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CAF’19: Social media users blast NFF Officials who refused to vote for Asisat


Nigerian officials who refused to vote for Barcelona forward and Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala as she won the African Women Player of the Year for a record fourth time after edging out Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana at the 2019 CAF Award held in Egypt on Tuesday have been criticized on social media.

Fans also took to Twitter to call out Nigeria football federation representatives who were part of the voters for the awards but did not vote for Super Falcons captain.

The 25-year-old dusted off challenges from Ajara Nchout and Thembi Kgatlana to equal Perpetua Nkwocha’s achievement after winning 2014, 2016 and 2017 awards.


In a forensic audit done by Sports Village Square, Oshoala lost valuable five votes in the first phase of the voting conducted among technical committee members as Nigeria and NFF member, Ahmed Yusuf did not vote.

That assisted in expanding the 14 point gap that Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout had over Asisat Oshoala.


Even though Oshoala made up with massive votes from the media, she did not get maximum support from the three Nigerian media men that voted.

They were all linked with the NFF. Osasu Obayiuwana, Chisom Mbonu Ezeoke, Tunde Adelakun, and Perpetua Nkwocha, a former Super Falcons player voted Oshoala last, giving her just a point while giving her valuable five points to Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout.


See social media reactions;

@biolakazeem said “The lesson from Twitter per Asisat Oshoala is that nepotism is good. Soon enough, same people will complain in another instance where favouritism/nepotism is placed above fairness in making a decision. It’s the zombie life. Making it up as you go along. Such a sad existence.”

@Solar_unique said “The five Nigerians who were delegates in the Just concluded CAF awards didn’t vote for Asisat Oshoala. Shame!”

@staconzy16 said “No single body from the corporate Nigerian media pushed the Asisat Oshoala CAF agenda! Just media bodies From Spain, @LaLiga @BarcaWorldwide @FCBfemen etc did. I’m utterly dissapointed that Perpetual Nkwocha did this to a junior Colleague. We are our own hindrance! Imagine

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@cbngov_akin1 said “The 5 Nigerians who were delegates in the Just concluded #CAFAwards2020 didn’t vote for Asisat Oshoala @AsisatOshoala as NO 1. @perpetuankwoch is the Biggest hypocrite. Are we not the real enemy of our own brothers and sisters? Same way they didn’t Vote JJ Okocha then.

@NuolBeth said “RT “RT gidifeedtv: God is bigger than Men, see the way Nigerians voted against their own sister, Asisat oshoala at the just concluded #CAFAwards2019 Why are blacks like this?”

@olywal said “Just learnt Perpetua voted Asisat Oshoala 5th. I respect her opinion but this was petty from a legend of the game.”

@ITCANBE_DONE said “Only 5 Nigerians had the opportunity to vote for @AsisatOshoala in the recently concluded CAF awards and none of the five voted for her. But she eventually won. Jack Ma said it all, that’s life.”


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Asisat Oshoala reacts after NFF officials refuse to vote for her in CAF award


Super Falcons of Nigeria and FC Barcelona player, Asisat Oshoala has reacted on Twitter after finding out that five Nigerian officials didn’t vote for her to win the CAF Award which she eventually won without their votes.

At the CAF Player of the Year Awards, which took place on Tuesday night in Egypt, the 25-year-old was crowned Africa’s best female footballer for the year for the 4th time after previously winning it in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

She beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa to win the award.


In one of the voting documents released by the Confederation of African Football, it was revealed that five Nigerians officials including four-time African Women’s of the year footballer, Perpetua Nkwocha failed to vote for Asisat Oshoala for the top price.

Reacting on Twitter, she wrote: ‘It only made the victory more sweet …..CHILD OF THE CONTINENT. It’s a blessing to know how much lives I’ve touched and inspired across AFRICA in my young age. All love from this side.’


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CAF’19: Kanu Nwakwo meets Arsene Wenger


Legendary African footballer and former Arsenal player Kanu Nwankwo was this afternoon pictured with legendary coach and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the sidelines of the CAF Player of the Year Awards holding tonight at Hurghada, Egypt.

Kanu Nwankwo pictured with Arsene Wenger at CAF Awards

Kanu posting on his Twitter account captioned the post; “Kan U guess who i’m happy to see here ? the correct answer is no other than Legendary Arsené Wenger the boss.

Kanu Nwankwo pictured with Arsene Wenger at CAF Awards


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Senegalese, Sadio Mane named ‘African Player of the Year’


Senegalese footballer, Sadio Mane has been named the 2019 African Player of the Year after winning the UEFA Champions League with his club Liverpool and leading his country, Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations final.

Saido Mane defeated his liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah – winner in 2017 and 2018 – and Algeria attacker Riyad Mahrez to win the 2019 CAF player of the year award that held on Tuesday night in Egypt.

Sadio Mane wins CAF African Player of the Year award

Votes from head coaches/technical directors and captains of the senior national teams from CAF’s member associations saw Mane selected as the continent’s best footballer in 2019 ahead of his other two rivals who also play in the premier league .

Sadio Mane wins CAF African Player of the Year award

Mane helped guide Senegal to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations before ending the 2018-19 season by winning the Champions League and Premier League Golden Boot award.

He then scored twice in the UEFA Super Cup triumph over Chelsea, and provided the assist for Roberto Firmino’s goal that won Liverpool the FIFA Club World Cup for the very first time.


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CAF’19: Asisat Oshoala wins ‘African women’s player of the year’


Super Falcons of Nigeria and FC Barcelona player Asisat Oshoala has been crowned Africa’s best female footballer for the year 2019 at the CAF Player of the year Awards in Egypt, Tuesday night.

#CAFawards: Asisat Oshoala crowned African women?s player of the year

She beat Ajara Nchout of Cameroon and Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa to win the award.


In 2019, Oshoala made headlines for Barcelona Femení and became the first African to score in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final.

She also scored a goal at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup to help Nigeria reach the knockout stages of the tournament .


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CAF’19: No Nigerian Male Player Made An Award For The Year (See winners’ list)


No Super Eagles player was named in the 11 man team list released by African football’s governing body, CAF during it’s annual end of year Awards gala in Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt Tuesday night.

List of winners below;

#CAFawards: Ighalo, Chukwueze, Ndidi and Osimhen snubbed as no Nigerian player made CAF Team of the year

The 11 best players of the continent had stellar names like Mo Salah of Egypt and Liverpool, Mahrez of Man.City/Algeria and Saido Mane of Senegal/Liverpool but had no space in the line up for Nigerian players who did well in 2019 like Odion Ighalo, Samuel Chukwueze, Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Osimhen.

Other players that made the CAF team of the year include Onana of Ajax, Joel Matip of Liverpool and Pierre Aubameyang of Arsenal.


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Asisat, Chiamaka And Uchenna Among List For 2019 CAF Award…

Asisat Oshoala, Chiamaka Nnadozie and Uchenna Kanu of the Super Falcons of Nigeria have been nominated for the 2019 African Women’s Player of the Year award by Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The three Nigerian football stars who play for FC Barcelona Femení, Rivers Angels and Southeastern Fire respectively, were shortlised alongside seven other African footballers for the award.

Asisat, Chiamaka and Uchenna nominated for 2019 African Women?s Player of the Year award

Oshoala, who has won the award three times is favourite to win it again for the fourth time.

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CAF: Osihmen, Ndidi, Ighalo Among 30-Men Best African Player Of The Year Nominee..

Nigerian superstars, Wilfred Ndidi, Odion Ighalo and Victor Osihmen have been nominated for the 2019 African Player of the Year Award by Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The three Nigerian stars who play for Lecister City, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and Lille respectively, were shortlised alongside 27 African footballers including the previous winner, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Liverpool for the award.

Ndidi, Ighalo, and Osimhen shortlisted in 30-man list for 2019 African Player of the Year Award

For the CAF Youth Player of the Year 2019 nominees, Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze and striker Victor Osimhen also made the shortlist.

Ndidi, Ighalo, and Osimhen shortlisted in 30-man list for 2019 African Player of the Year Award

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