Asisat Oshoala has made the final shortlist for the 2023 CAF Women’s Player of the Year.
Oshoala won the prestigious award for a record fifth time in 2022.
The Barcelona Femeni forward is firm favourites to win the individual accolade for a record extending sixth time.
The 27-year-old played a key role in Barcelona’s UEFA Women’s Champions League success last season.
Oshoala also scored once in four appearances for Nigeria at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
South Africa’s Thembi Klagtlana and Zambia’s Barbara Banda are the other players in contention for the award.
Klagtlana, who plays for American side, Racing Louisville Football Club
won the award in 2018.
Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie also made the final shortlist for the Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year.