Nigeria’s Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala said she would wanted to create her own history after when won the 2019 CAF Women’s Player of the Year inthe award ceremony that held in Egypt on Tuesday night.
The Barcelona star helped Nigeria to reach World Cup last 16 which held in France. She has also scored 10 goals in 13 appearances after joining Barcelona In February 2019.
Oshoala, who claimed the award in the 2014, 2016 and 2017, was shortlisted alongside Valerenga and Cameroon forward Ajara Nchout and last year’s winner Thembi Kgatlana of Beijing BG Phoenix and South Africa.
“I am really excited – proud of myself, four times is something to always remember,” she told BBC Sport Africa.
“It keeps me going but of course there is still more work to do, I want to create my own history and not just equal someone else’s record – I’m going to give my best to create mine.”
She also said she didn’t take the 2019 win for granted despite the fact that it was her fourth award.
“I was actually tense about it, but it was an historical night for me,” she said.
Oshoala’s fourth award has now equalled the record of fellow Nigerian Perpetua Nkwocha who is a five-time Women’s Africa Cup of Nations winner, claiming the award in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011.