Asisat Oshoala may have won the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) title with Nigeria, however, it wasn’t the same joy for the 24-year-old in terms of individual honours.
The reigning African Women’s Player of the Year struggled throughout the competition in Ghana, with all three of her goals coming in a single game against Equatorial Guinea.
Not at her usual predatory best, the ex-Liverpool spurned several goalscoring chances.
She even bottled in when handed a spot-kick against South Africa in the final.
With three goals, she missed out on the top scorers’ award won by Bayana Bayana’s Thembi Kgatlana.
The 22-year-old also beat her to the Woman of the Competition.
Oshoala was also overlooked for the tournament’s best 11.
Just Nigerians – Onome Ebi and goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi in a lineup dominated by five Cameroonians.
Oshoala could only make the bench, alongside Francisca Ordega.