Falcons’ Nnadozie wins 2023 CAF Women’s Goalkeeper Of The Year

DINAN, FRANCE - AUGUST 13: Chiamaka Nnadozie of Nigeria during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 group D match between China PR and Nigeria at Stade du Clos Gastel on August 13, 2018 in Dinan, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie, has been crowned the CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year for 2023 on Monday night.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 21: Chiamaka Nnadozie of Nigeria speaks during the flash interview after the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Nigeria and Canada at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on July 21, 2023 in Melbourne / Naarm, Australia. (Photo by Elsa – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The Paris FC of France shot-stopper beat fellow goalkeepers in the form of Moroccan shot-stopper Khadija El-Rmichi and South Africa’s Andile Olaminii

The award is a reward for her heroics in the Women’s World Cup in Canada and Australia finishing the tournament with three clean sheets

The 23-year-old, in her acceptance speech, said, ”I just want to use this great opportunity to say a very great thank you to the organisers and also for remembering the female goalkeeper this year.”

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“I also want to say a very big thank you to the Nigerian football president for everything he has done in the Nigerian league and female football. I am a product of Nigerian female football.”

“Also, thank you to my club, Paris FC for all the encouragement, and thanks to everyone who voted for me and who nominated me.”

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“And to all the young girls who grew up in Africa, dreaming of becoming footballers one day—believe me, dreams do come true.”

“My dad never wanted me to play, but I am sure he is going to see this tonight and he is going to be happy.”

“Keep dreaming; keep working hard. Thank you”

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