Nigerian shot-stopper Chiamaka Nnadozie made several jaw-dropping saves on her way to being crowned the first-ever CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year award on Monday night.
The Paris FC captain beat fellow nominees Khadija Er-Rmichi of Morocco and South Africa’s Andile Dlamini to the groundbreaking prize at a dazzling CAF Awards ceremony in Marrakech.
Nnadozie underlined her credentials during this year’s Women’s World Cup, producing a player-of-the-match performance to thwart Canada in Nigeria’s opener.
Her heroic hands pulled off a crucial penalty save and several other gravity-defying stops throughout the tournament.
The 25-year-old has also been integral in Paris FC’s success this season, keeping six clean sheets as they sealed a maiden Women’s Champions League qualification.
As the winner of this history-making new category, the Super Falcons star has certainly set the bar high with her shot-stopping heroics.
With Nnadozie guarding the goal, opponents will face an even tougher task of finding the back of the net against tenacious Nigeria.
After her amazing year between the sticks, Nnadozie now has some coveted individual silverware to show for her efforts.