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FIFA, the global governing body for football, has recognized Chiamaka Nnadozie’s exceptional performance in Paris FC’s triumph against Real Madrid.

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Nnadozie played a pivotal role in guiding Paris FC to their inaugural victory in this season’s Women’s UEFA Champions League, securing a 2-1 win against Madrid in Group D on Thursday night.

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A standout moment in the match occurred when the Super Falcons’ first-choice goalkeeper thwarted a 28th-minute penalty attempt by Olga Carmona, the 2023 Women’s World Cup winner from Spain.

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FIFA acknowledged Nnadozie’s prowess by sharing a photo of her on their Women’s World Cup handle, stating, “Safe hands, for country 🧤🇳🇬 and club.”

Following the triumph over Madrid, Paris FC currently holds the third position with three points from three games, while Madrid occupies the bottom spot with one point, also from the same number of matches. Hacken leads the group with seven points, and Chelsea is in second place with five points.

In a separate achievement on Monday, Nnadozie was crowned the 2023 CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year in Marrakech, Morocco. Her Super Falcons teammate, Asisat Oshoala, secured her sixth CAF Women’s Player of the Year award, extending her record. The night’s star at the awards ceremony was Victor Osimhen, who became the first Super Eagles player since Nwankwo Kanu in 1999 to be named CAF Player of the Year.

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