By Victor Kanayo
Nigeria’s Super Falcons were on Monday night named Africa’s best Women in the ongoing CAF awards in Marrakech, Morocco.
At about the same time, the team’s goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was announced as the best woman goalkeeper in Africa.
The performance of Nnadozie at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France tipped her for the award.
Nnadozie who play professional football in France, mounting goal post was at the thick of action as Super Falcons defied all odds at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World in Australia and New Zealand, finishing unbeaten in a group consisting of defending Olympic champions, Canada, co-hosts, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland.
They are the only African women’s side not to lose a game in the group stage and kept two clean sheets in the process to qualify for the Round of 16.
The nine-time African champions beat off competition from reigning Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) champions South Africa and Morocco, with whom they all reached the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup.