Black Queens captain Elizabeth Addo is gunning for the CAF Women’s Player of the Year after being named in a five-man shortlist.
The Sweden-based player has been recognized after leading Ghana to win bronze at the just-concluded Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Addo, who plays for Kvarnsvedensik, faces a tough challenge against Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria and Arsenal Ladies, Cameroon’s Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene and South Africa’s Janine Van Wyk.
Also in the race is Raissa Feudjio Tchuanyo of Cameroon and Aland United.
The winner will be announced at the Glo-CAF Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 5 in Abuja, Nigeria.
This will be after vote exercise by the CAF Technical and Development, Media Committees and a panel of 20 experts (Journalists, TV consultants).
In a related development, the Queens are also in contention for the 2016 Women’s National Team of the Year, CAF announced on Sunday.
This follows their bronze medal winning feat at the just ended Africa Women Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over South Africa, who have also been shortlisted.
But they must fight tournament winners Nigeria’s Super Falcons and runners up Cameroon.
Zimbabwe are also in the list to be considered for the award which will be given out at the gala in Abuja.