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Exclusive: I Was Not So Sure I Was Going To Win; Asisat Oshoala Reveals Weeks After Winning Record Fifth CAF Women Player Award

Super Falcons and Barcelona Forward, Asisat Oshoala won an unprecedented 5th CAF Women Player Of The Year Award few weeks ago at a gala held in the Capital City of Morocco, Rabat some few weeks ago and dedicated it to her teammates.

The 27-year old prolific goalscorer with the win, becomes the first ever player to win the prestigious CAF Women Player of the year award five times, surpassing the record already set by her compatriot, Perpetua Nkwocha.

In an exclusive fascinating interview with, the Blaugrana star spoke on how she felt, before and after grabbing her record breaking gong and her thoughts on equaling and getting past the record set by Perpetua Nkwocha.

“Personally, I am not the kind of person that set goals, but it gets to a point where you feel you have the opportunity to get something and you just have to work on yourself to achieve it,’ She told

“I got the fourth one in 2019, and just kept working hard at both club and national team level. This is the first time I felt differently about winning the award. I wasn’t so sure I was going to win, because the last season wasn’t so special, so I thought it could go to any of us.

“I love to play football, and see it as entertainment. I want to win, I want to score goals. Though I had a tough season, got injured for three months, and thereafter for another three weeks and ended up top Goalscorer in the league. I think that really helped me to win the Award again. I can only keep pushing and stay focus to achieve more.” She concluded.

The 2021/2022 campaign can be said to be Oshoala’s best yet as she played a pivotal role in her Spanish side’s treble charge, the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, Copa de la Reina and the Primera Division.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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