As Asisat Oshoala clinched her unprecedented sixth Women’s Player of the Year title at the CAF Awards 2023, let’s reflect on her remarkable journey through the years.


The accomplished striker, affectionately known as ‘Agba Baller’ in Nigerian circles, claimed the coveted 2023 CAF Women’s Player of the Year title at the recent awards ceremony. This triumph not only reaffirmed her status as Africa’s unparalleled football queen but also marked a historic sixth title for the Nigerian and FC Barcelona star.


Reveling in Agba Baller’s greatness at the CAF Awards through the years
At 29, Oshoala has undoubtedly etched her name as the greatest and most decorated women’s footballer in African history, boasting not only continental honors but also numerous international club titles, records, and accolades.

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With her sixth CAF Player of the Year accolade secured in 2023, let’s revisit her triumphs across the years.

Glo-CAF Awards (2014)
In 2014, Oshoala’s ascent to stardom began. Despite being an U20 player, she clinched two awards that year – the Youth Player of the Year and Women African Footballer of the Year.

Glo-CAF Awards (2016)
In 2016, Oshoala secured the Women’s Player of the Year Award, capping a stellar year where she earned the top scorer accolade at the Women’s AFCON in Cameroon. Playing for Arsenal Ladies FC, she contributed six goals to Nigeria’s eighth African title in the competition’s last ten editions.

Aiiteo-CAF Awards (2017)
The 2017 season saw Oshoala excel, winning the best striker award in the Chinese women’s top-flight league and clinching the Super Cup and league title with Quanjian. Scoring 19 goals in all competitions, she emerged as the continent’s best female footballer.

Aiiteo-CAF Awards (2019)
At the 28th edition of the CAF Awards in 2019, ‘Agba Baller’ equaled the record of her compatriot Perpetua Nwokocha, securing her fourth title.

CAF Awards (2022)
In the 2021-22 campaign, Oshoala’s stellar performance for Barcelona in the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, Copa de la Reina, and the Primera Division helped her secure a record fifth title. She ended the season as the league’s joint-top scorer.

CAF Awards (2023)
By attaining her historic sixth title in 2023, Oshoala solidified her position as the most successful female footballer in African history. A key player for the Super Falcons, she shone brightly at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Reveling in Agba Baller’s greatness at the CAF Awards through the years
In her acceptance speech, Oshoala expressed gratitude to everyone who played a role in her journey, emphasizing the collective effort in football and urging African federations to unite for the continent’s advancement in the sport.