Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Barcelona winger, Asisat Oshoala, on receiving her fourth award as African Women’s Player of the Year at the CAF Awards Gala on Tuesday night in Cairo, Egypt.
Asisat became the second woman to win the prize for the fourth time after seeing off challenge from Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout and South Africa’s Thembi Kgatlana.
To congratulate her, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa shared a picture of herself with Asisat on Twitter shortly after the announcement.
“Stand up for the champion! CAF winner 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 @AsisatOshoala,” she said.
Former Nigeria international, Odion Ighlao, wished her more awards to come via a tweet.
“You are the best my super striker no doubt about that, more to come. Congrats ❤️,” he said.
La Liga also congratulated Asisat, saying: “Congratulations, #AsisatOshoala! The @FCBfemeni forward has been named African Women’s Player of the Year 2019. 👏👏”
Beside equaling her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha’s feat after winning 2014, 2016 and 2017 awards, the Ikorodu-born star also became the second African player to win the gong four times between 2010 and 2019 after Cote d’Ivoire’s Yaya Toure.