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Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 7:19am On Jan 02
Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega, and South African Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana have made the final three for the Women’s Player of the Year 2018.

The Caf awards ceremony will be held on (Today) Tuesday 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.

Based on their performance last year who do yo think should win it this time
Here is a profile of Each of them

Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by youngest85(m): 7:24am On Jan 02
Oshoala is a rubbish player

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 7:28am On Jan 02
Francisca "Franny" Ordega (born 19 October 1993) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid in the Primera División on loan from Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She represents Nigeria women's national football team (Super Falcons) at both the FIFA Women's World Cup and African Women's Championship.

Francisca Ordega

Personal information
Full nameFrancisca Ordega[1]
Date of birth19 October 1993 (age 25)
Place of birthGboko, Benue State, Nigeria
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing positionForward

Club information
Current team
Atlético Madrid
(on loan from Washington Spirit)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2008–2011Bayelsa Queens
2011–2012Rivers Angels
2012–2013Rossiyanka
2013–2014Piteå IF 34 (4)
2015–Washington Spirit 41 (9)
2016–2017 → Sydney FC (loan) 6 (1)
2017–2018 → Atlético Madrid (loan) 7 (0)
National team‡
Nigeria 26
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2015
Playing career

Club
Bayelsa Queens
Ordega began her career at the youth level for Bayelsa Queens, before being promoted to the professional side in 2008 where she played at Nigerian Women's Championship.

Rivers Angels
In 2011, she moved to Rivers Angels, one of the top clubs in Nigerian Women's Championship.

WFC Rossiyanka
In 2012, Ordega left Nigeria to sign with Russian champions Rossiyanka of the Russian Women's Football Championship. In November 2012, it was announced that Ordega and Rossiyanka mutually parted ways.

Piteå IF
In 2013, Ordega signed for Piteå IF in the Swedish Damallsvenskan.[8] She scored her first goal on May 26, 2013 in a drawing effort against Vittsjö GIK.[9] Between 2013 and 2015, she made 34 appearances and score 4 goals during her time in Sweden.

Washington Spirit
Ordega then moved across the North Atlantic and signed with Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League. In her first season with the Spirit, Ordega scored three goals and made two assists. She returned in 2016 to score two goals during the regular season. The Nigerian's most memorable Spirit goal came in the NWSL Semifinal when she scored in extra time to send the Spirit to its first ever NWSL Championship.

In July 2017, Ordgea suffered a knee injury that would limit her minutes for the remainder of the season. Despite the injury, she would still earn 14 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Loan to Sydney FC
In December 2016, Sydney FC signed Ordega on loan from Washington for the remainder of the 2016-17 W-League season. The loan made her the first African to play in the Australian W-League. Ordega would make six appearances and score once helping Sydney earn 3rd place in the league.

Loan to Atlético Madrid
On 20 October 2017, Ordega joined Spanish club Atlético Madrid on a six-month loan from Washington. She made her debut on November 1, 2017 against Barcelona.

International career

Ordega represented the Nigeria women's national football team in all levels. With the under 17, she played the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and with the under 20 at 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. At senior level she played in the FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments of 2011 and 2015. At the latter she opened her World Cup account by scoring Nigeria's equalizing goal against Sweden on 8 June 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The pulsating match ended 3–3 in the opening game of Group D.

She was also part of Nigeria's squads at the African Women's Championship of 2010 and 2014, winning both tournaments.

In 2018,She was also a member of the Nigerian squad who won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, A tournament where she had two goals and two assists and won the woman of the match award at the final game against South Africa.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisca_Ordega

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 7:35am On Jan 02
Thembi Kgatlana is a South African football forward. She plays for Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League and is a member of the South African national team and represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations where she won the player of the tournament and was the highest goal scorer.

Thembi Kgatlana
Personal information
Full nameThembi Kgatlana
Date of birth2 May 1996 (age 22)
Place of birthSouth Africa
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 1⁄2 in)
Playing positionStriker

Club information
Current team
Houston Dash
Number 11
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
University of the Western Cape
2018–Houston Dash 16 (2)
National team
2016–South Africa 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2018

Honours

Individual
Africa Women Cup of Nations Best player and top-scorer 2018
Cyprus Cup Best player 2018

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thembi_Kgatlana

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 7:38am On Jan 02
Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON (born 9 October 1994)

is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Chinese side Dalian Quanjian F.C. in the Chinese Women's Super League as a forward. She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women's Championship.

Asisat Oshoala
Personal information
Full nameAsisat Lamina Oshoala
Date of birth9 October 1994 (age 24)
Place of birthIkorodu, Nigeria
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionForward


Club information
Current team
Dalian Quanjian F.C.
Number 8
Youth career
FC Robo
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2013FC Robo
2013–2015Rivers Angels
2015Liverpool Ladies 9 (3)
2016Arsenal Ladies 11 (2)
2017–Dalian Quanjian F.C. ? (12)

National team‡
2011–Nigeria 17
Honours
Women's Football
Representing  Nigeria
African Championships
2014 NamibiaNigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:41, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:00, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Club careerEdit

On 23 January 2015, Oshoala joined Liverpool Ladies. Liverpool manager, Matt Beard called her "one of the best young players in the world". Although rumours had linked her with other clubs, she was very happy to join Liverpool.

Oshoala missed two months of the 2015 season with a knee injury, as defending champions Liverpool finished seventh of eight teams. In January 2016 Liverpool reported that a transfer bid from Arsenal Ladies had activated the release clause in Oshoala's contract and that she was discussing personal terms with the London club.

On 10 February 2017, Chinese club Dalian Quanjian F.C. officially signed Oshoala.

International career

Oshoala found success as a forward for Nigeria's youth teams but made most of her early appearances for the senior national team as an attacking midfielder. She was nicknamed "Seedorf" after male footballer Clarence Seedorf and has also been referred to as "Superzee" by her teammates.

She was named best player and with seven goals was also the top goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women's Championship. She also won the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2015.

In September 2014 Oshoala was made a Member of the Order of the Niger by President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan. On 8 June 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada, Oshoala opened her senior FIFA Women's World Cup account by scoring Nigeria's second goal in a 3–3 draw with Sweden. Oshoala was also a member of the Super Falcons team who won the African Women's Championship in 2016 and 2018. She scored three goals in the 2018 Edition in Ghana.


Honours

International

Nigeria
African Women's Championship (3): 2014, 2016, 2018
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Runner-up: 2014

Club
Rivers Angels
Nigerian Women's Championship (1): 2014
Nigerian Women's Cup (2): 2013, 2014
Arsenal
FA Women's Cup (1): 2015–16
Dalian Quanjian F.C.
Chinese Women's Super League (1): 2017


Individual
Aiteo CAF Best Player Award 2017(Female Category)
BBC Women's Footballer of the Year: 2015
Queen of The Pitch Award: 2014
African Women's Footballer of the Year: 2014, 2016, 2017
African Women's Youth Player of the Year: 2014,
African Women's Championship Golden Ball: 2014
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Golden Boot: 2014
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
Chinese Women's Super League Top scorer: 2017

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 11:29am On Jan 02
cheesy
youngest85:
Oshoala is a rubbish player

Which type of rubbish

Naija or chines
Abeg

She remain the bomb


Let's go there

cruzita, hayorzzyzx, oklobo1, klexycole, Willydilly, VickyRotex, TheSuperNerd, mikron, onila

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 11:50am On Jan 02
African Women Footballer of the Year, an annual award for Africa's best female football player. It is awarded by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in December each year. Nigerian Perpetua Nkwocha won the award a record four times. The award was given out for the first time in 2001.

Past winners

2001 - Mercy Akide, Nigeria
2002 - Alberta Sackey, Ghana
2003 - Adjoa Bayor, Ghana
2004 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2005 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2006 - Cynthia Uwak, Nigeria
2007 - Cynthia Uwak, Nigeria
2008 - Noko Matlou, South Africa
2009 - not awarded
2010 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2011 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2012 - Genoveva Añonma, Equatorial Guinea
2013 - not awarded
2014 - Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria
2015 - Gaëlle Enganamouit, Cameroon
2016 - Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria
2017 - Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by cruzita(f): 12:03pm On Jan 02
robosky02:
cheesy

Which type of rubber
She remain the bomb


Let's go there

cruzita, hayorzzyzx, oklobo1, klexycole, Willydilly, VickyRotex, TheSuperNerd, mikron,
'I go for ordega this time around. kgatlana was astounding at the awcon and she deserves some encouragement but ordega was phenomenal all through.i think oshoala may miss it this time

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 12:10pm On Jan 02
cruzita:
'I go for ordega this time around. kgatlana was astounding at the awcon and she deserves some encouragement but ordega was phenomenal all through.i think oshoala may miss it this time

Yea I concur
At the AWCON kgatlana was good but all year round Ordega was wow

Give it up but Oshoeal credential can steal it

Cc; Ajibel

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by Ajibel(m): 12:16pm On Jan 02
robosky02:


Yea I concur
At the AWCON kgatlana was good but all year round Ordega was wow

Give it up but Oshoeal credential can steal it

Cc; Ajibel

As a patriot, I'll definitely go for Ordega.

Oshoala yes got some goals but her all round performance was abysmal. She has been lucky she plays for a good team like Nigeria, and that Oparanozie is no longer in her prime.

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by mikron(m): 4:29pm On Jan 02
robosky02:
cheesy

Which type of rubber
She remain the bomb


Let's go there

cruzita, hayorzzyzx, oklobo1, klexycole, Willydilly, VickyRotex, TheSuperNerd, mikron,
Ordega for me

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 7:09am On Jan 08
The 2019 CAF award is slated for the Senegalese capital, Dakar, and will have three presidents in attendance.

As is usually the case, the host nation’s president in this case Macky Sall is an invited guest but two other African leaders are expected to join the ‘party’ – Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and Liberia’s George Manneh Weah.


Lalasticlala mynd44
http://www.africanews.com/2019/01/06/three-presidents-to-attend-2018-caf-awards-in-dakar//
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by robosky02(m): 7:24am On Jan 08
'I didn't see that coming' - Francisca Ordega surprised by Caf award shortlist


The 25-year-old Nigerian striker conceded that she did not expect making the final cut for the Africa Women Player of the Year award
Nigeria striker Francisca Ordega admits she did not see her shortlist for the Africa Women Player of the Year 2018 award coming.

Ordega, Asisat Oshoala and South Africa striker Thembi Kgatlana made the top three and the Washington Spirit star is hoping to be crowned at Caf's awards in Dakar on January 8.

Ordega scored three goals and was named in the United States' NWSL Team of the Month for April before she netted twice and won two woman-of-the-match awards as the Super Falcons retained the African crown in Ghana.


"I am delighted and feel happy to make the top three for the (Africa Women Player of the Year) award," Ordega told Goal.
"I honestly didn't see that coming since I was on the reserve and could not make the tournament's best XI. I was even shocked to make the earlier 11-player shortlist for the award.
“Though lot of people keep telling me that I could be in the final three, I refused to believe. I felt I ought to have been on the first XI of the competition to have a chance for the final three.


n I started receiving calls that I made it, which I still couldn't believe until I had to go check for myself and found out it was true. I'm still surprised as this means a lot to me because when one grows as a player, It is expected that one improves too with age.

“After my league season in the U.S., I felt I needed to keep training well, push myself and bring my experience of playing in America for four years to bear in order to help my country qualify for this year's Women's World Cup in France. Glad it turned out well."
On her chances of pipping Oshoala and Kgatlana to the coveted prize, the 25-year-old believes that it will be too close to call, but she is definitely not ruling out herself.
"We [I, Oshoala and Kgatlana] are all winners, good and talented players. Whosoever wins, deserve to win. That is life. It is a very tight competition and we have our differences," she continued.
"Oshoala won two trophies  [Chinese Women Super League and Super Cup] with her club [Dalian Quanjian], even though she didn't do that much at the African Women Cup of Nations, but she won the trophy with me.
"The South African girl [Kagtlana] won the most valuable player of the Awcon tournament and also the top scorer, while I [Ordega] had a not-too-season with my club, but scored three goals.
"At the Awcon, I did well in terms of performance, but I didn't score much goals. I am not expecting to win it but if it eventually comes to me, that will be great. But whoever wins, it's her luck and I will celebrate with her," she concluded.


https://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/i-didnt-see-that-coming-francisca-ordega-surprised-by-caf/1sejbgwxlhup1su1gzbvs3m89
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:25am On Jan 08
In 2018,She was also a member of the Nigerian squad who won the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, A tournament where she had two goals and two assists and won the woman of the match award at the final game against South Africa
.
Ordega this time around!

NessaBoo:

You too?? cheesy
I didn't even read the post or the other people there!! I just want her to win oo! angry
Yeesss oooo cheesy wink!
Oshoala, has been the best female player in Nigeria for almost the past 5 years.
But for 2018, Ordega had a better year.
She deserves it this time.
Great minds think alike Nesaa kiss!

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by helinues: 7:26am On Jan 08
Ordega

Age , experience plus fantastic outing at the last AWCON

she deserves it
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by domino4211(m): 7:26am On Jan 08
All these women with flat chestsgrin
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by ikorodureporta: 7:27am On Jan 08
Not for Naija...
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by ybalogs(m): 7:28am On Jan 08
Oshoala obviously.

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by ChimuchiYola(f): 7:29am On Jan 08
South African Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana all the way
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by NessaBoo(f): 7:32am On Jan 08
Ordega for the win. smiley

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by Seun360(m): 7:34am On Jan 08
The South African will get the award. It's definitely a no contest.
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by Caseless: 7:34am On Jan 08
Ordega should win it. But kgatalana is good and shone throughout the tournament. I think ordega did shine in few games. I think Kgatalana should win it , too. Oshoala is out of it - it's between ordega and kgatalana.


Even though I don't like south Africans, I think kgatalana is good.
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by Chukazu: 7:34am On Jan 08
Oshola was below per


Give to Ordega , but on the condition that she stops bleaching

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by NessaBoo(f): 7:35am On Jan 08
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Ordega this time around!

You too?? cheesy

I didn't even read the post or the other people there!! I just want her to win oo! angry

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by Passionate888: 7:36am On Jan 08
Ordega 1st, Ngatlana 2nd then Osho 3rd.
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by Chukazu: 7:37am On Jan 08
Ajibel:


As a patriot, I'll definitely go for Ordega.

Oshoala yes got some goals but her all round performance was abysmal. She has been lucky she plays for a good team like Nigeria, and that Oparanozie is no longer in her prime.

I think the coach is under utilizing Okparanozie

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Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by ZombieTAMER: 7:38am On Jan 08
ordega all the way....



She deserves it more
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by Caseless: 7:39am On Jan 08
robosky02:

African Women Footballer of the Year, an annual award for Africa's best female football player. It is awarded by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in December each year. Nigerian Perpetua Nkwocha won the award a record four times. The award was given out for the first time in 2001.

Past winners

2001 - Mercy Akide, Nigeria
2002 - Alberta Sackey, Ghana
2003 - Adjoa Bayor, Ghana
2004 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2005 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2006 - Cynthia Uwak, Nigeria
2007 - Cynthia Uwak, Nigeria
2008 - Noko Matlou, South Africa
2009 - not awarded
2010 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2011 - Perpetua Nkwocha, Nigeria
2012 - Genoveva Añonma, Equatorial Guinea
2013 - not awarded
2014 - Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria
2015 - Gaëlle Enganamouit, Cameroon
2016 - Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria
2017 - Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria
out 17 awards held, we picked it 10 times. Nigeria is a giant here.
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by bankyblue(m): 7:40am On Jan 08
youngest85:
Oshoala is a rubbish player

Ode....looking for attention, and u shall get it
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by panini(m): 7:42am On Jan 08
Francisca Ordega is 25 years old.....?
Re: Oshoala,Ordega Or Kgatlana Who Will Win African Women’s Player Of The Year Today by felixmuyiwa: 7:43am On Jan 08
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