DAILY FILE, With AGENCY REPORT – Nigeria internationals and Super Falcons forwards, Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega will battle South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana for the 2018 CAF Women’s Player of the Year award after making the final three announced by the Confederation of Africa Football today (Tuesday).
The trio were at the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) which Nigeria won after defeating South Africa in the final by penalties.
The players performance at the competition is what must have them earn them a place on the list, even though the contest appears to be between Kgatlana and current holder Oshoala who is gunning for her fifth crown.
Kgatlana finished the AWCON as the Most Valuable Player and the tournament’s highest goal scorer with five goals unlike Oshoala who had three which were scored in one match.
Ordega is also in the race after she was voted the Player of the Match in two matches.
In the men’s category, current holder Mohammed Salah of Egypt will slug it out with Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal and Gabon international, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The awards will hold in Dakar, Senegal next Tuesday.
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