Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie has reflected on her difficult journey to stardom.
Nnadozie claimed the Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year gong at the CAF Awards 2023 in Marrakech ,Morocco on Monday night.
The Paris FC goalie beat South Africa’s Andile Dlamini and Morocco’s Khadija Er-Rmichi to clinch the inaugural award.
Former Super Falcons goalkeeper, Precious Dede presented the award to Nnadozie.
The shot stopper revealed that her father never supported her decision to become a footballer.
“To all the young girls growing up in Africa, dreaming of becoming a footballer one day, believe me dreams do come true,” she said after receiving the award.
“My dad didn’t want me to play football but I’m sure he’s gonna see this and be happy.
“So, keep dreaming, keep working and I believe that one day you’ll get to this stage.”
Nnadozie earned accolades for her impressive displays for the Super Falcons at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
She also played a key role as her French club Paris FC qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time.
By Adeboye Amosu
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