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  In a triumphant night for Nigerian football at the 2023 CAF Awards, the nation secured four prestigious victories, marking a momentous end to the footballing year.
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1. Best Female National Team Award

The Nigerian female national team, Super Falcons, celebrated a well-deserved victory, clinching the Best Female National Team award, a testament to their exceptional performance and contribution to the sport, especially at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

2. CAF Goalkeeper of the Year – Chiamaka Nnadozie

Chiamaka Nnadozie, the remarkable goalkeeper for Super Falcons and Paris FC, was honoured with the esteemed CAF Goalkeeper of the Year award. Her stellar performances, particularly at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, showcased her outstanding skills and crucial saves.
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3. CAF Female Player of the Year – Asisat Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala, the prolific forward for Super Falcons and Barcelona, achieved a historic sixth win of the CAF Female Player of the Year for 2023. Oshoala’s incredible feat solidifies her position as the greatest female footballer in African history. Her previous wins include 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2022.

4. CAF Player of the Year – Victor Osimhen

Breaking a 24-year hiatus since Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Osimhen, the talented striker for Super Eagles and Napoli, secured the prestigious CAF Player of the Year award for 2023. Osimhen’s stellar contributions brought immense joy to Naples, playing a pivotal role in securing the Serie A title after a 33-year hiatus. Additionally, he concluded the league season as the top scorer with an impressive 26 goals, earning him the Best Player accolade for the 2022/2023 season.
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Nigeria’s outstanding achievements at the 2023 CAF Awards reflect the nation’s prowess on the football stage, setting the stage for continued success in the coming years. Congratulations, Nigeria. Featured Image Source: CAF
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This article was first published on 11th December 2023


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