'What Do You Do If Messi Says He Looks Up To You' - Nkwocha Lauds Oshoala After Snubbing Barca Star In POTY Voting
Published: January 08, 2020
 'What Do You Do If Messi Says He Looks Up To You' - Nkwocha Lauds Oshoala After Snubbing Barca Star In POTY Voting
Nigeria great Perpetua Nkwocha has paid tribute to Barcelona superstar Asisat Oshoala for equaling her feat of winning the CAF Women's Best Player awards four times.

It will be recalled that Nkwocha did not include Oshoala among her top three picks for the prestigious accolade as she went for Ajara Nchout, Tabitha Chawinga, Gabrielle Ouguene as her first, second and third pick respectively

Nkwocha was the undisputed  African football queen in the years 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011 at the CAF awards while Oshoala claimed same laurels in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Both women also won the Africa Women's Nations Cup as part of their numerous honours.

"I remember vividly when you were asked in an interview who you look up to as a young star and you called my name and I smiled because I've seen you play,"  Nkwocha posted on her Facebook wall Wednesday morning.

"Hmm. What do you do if Messi says he looks up to you? You just smile (putting smiley emoji).

"Congratulations star girl. Make and break records girl. The world (is) at your feet," Nkwocha who now coaches Swedish side Clemensnas IF," wrote on the social media platform.

Oshoala who defeated Cameroon's Ajara Nchout and South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana to the crown took to her twitter account to express gratitude to her gratitude.

"Grateful to be Africa Women's Player of the Year for the 4th time. Thank God, my family and fans for the support.

"Big shootout to my club, my Management, teammates at both national team and club level and of course thanks to CAF for the opportunity," Oshoala who has scored 10 league goals in 13 league matches for the Barcelona Femeni enthused.

Izuchukwu Okosi
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