Chiamaka Nnadozie, the Paris FC goalkeeper and a vital figure in Nigeria’s Super Falcons squad, has clinched the prestigious 2023 CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year award.
The announcement came from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday night, marking a significant recognition of her outstanding performances throughout the year.
Nnadozie emerged victorious amidst stiff competition, surpassing contenders Khadija Er-Rmichi from Morocco’s AS FAR and Andile Dlamini of South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns to secure the title.
Her exceptional year was highlighted by remarkable displays at the club level and on the international stage.
At Paris FC, she played a pivotal role in the team’s domestic campaigns and made significant contributions during the Women’s Champions League fixtures.
On the international front, Nnadozie showcased her prowess as an integral member of the Super Falcons during the 2023 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) journey.
Despite their semi-final defeat against Morocco, her consistent and commanding performances as a goalkeeper were influential in Nigeria’s commendable run in the tournament.
During the World Cup, Nnadozie’s presence was formidable as the Falcons progressed to the Round of 16 before exiting against England.
The CAF Awards ceremony in Morocco also saw the Super Falcons securing recognition, earning the title of the best women’s national team for the year, a testament to their collective achievements and dominance in the sport.