Asisat Oshoala won the African player of the year for a third time female category for the third time in a row, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Upon receiving the award she said:-
It’s been an emotional year for me personally, when I left Arsenal Ladies in the UK, many said my career would be gone but I told myself I can do it & here I am today.
To the young ones out there let no one down you, you can do it. – Asisat Oshoala.