By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Nigeria goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie and two other goalkeepers have made the shortlist for the 2023 CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year award.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the final three shortlists for the category with the Paris FC save hands making the list.
The former Rivers Angels goalies have had a spectacular season for club and country.
She saved Christine Sinclair’s penalty in the first group game of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to help the Super Falcons survive a tight group with co-host, Australia, Olympic Champions, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland.
The penalty save was crucial in ensuring a Round of 16 finish at the World Cup.
She also saved penalties against Arsenal FC and Wolfsburg to lift her club, Paris FC to their first qualification for the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) group stage.
Nnadozie will battle it out with South Africa and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies goalkeeper, Andile Dlamini for the prize.
Dlamini kept five clean sheets without conceding a goal as her club reclaimed the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League.
Another contender for the award is Moroccan and AS FAR FC goalkeeper, Khadija Er-rmichi.
Er-rmichi was part of the Moroccan side that reached the Round of 16 of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia during the team’s debut tournament.
She was also part of the AS FAR side that won a bronze medal at the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League in Ivory Coast.
Monday, December 11, 2023, is the date when the winner of the award will be announced in Morocco.