Super Falcons star Nnadozie nominated for prestigious French award

Chiamaka Nnadozie has proven herself as a penalty specialist for club and country. (Photo Credit: Paris FC/X)

Super Falcons star Nnadozie nominated for prestigious French award

Ayoola Kelechi 21:30 - 13.04.2024

The 23-year-old goalkeeper is one of the nominees for the Ligue 1 Feminine award

Paris FC goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has emerged as a standout candidate for the Player of the Month award in the Feminine Division 1, marking a historic potential achievement for Nigerian football.

Nnadozie in contention for major award

Nnadozie's nomination for the Best Player of the Month trophy for March in D1 Arkema comes on the back of an exceptional run of form for Paris FC. The Super Falcons star showcased her goalkeeping prowess by keeping two clean sheets in four games, playing a pivotal role in securing three victories for the capital club.

One of Nnadozie's standout moments came in a thrilling encounter against Le Havre, where she brilliantly saved a penalty from Inès Benyahia. Her heroics paved the way for Paris FC's 3-2 triumph, with teammate Ribadeira netting the winner shortly after.

Despite her stellar performances, Nnadozie faces stiff competition for the prestigious award. She will be contending with Paris Saint-Germain duo Tabitha Chawinga and Grace Geyoro for the honor. Chawinga, the league's top scorer, and Geyoro, PSG's captain, have also made significant contributions to their team's success in March.

International Success

Nnadozie's excellence extends beyond the French league, as she continues to shine for the Nigerian national team, the Super Falcons. The 23-year-old goalkeeper, who currently holds the title of Africa Female Goalkeeper of the Year, has maintained an impressive record of four consecutive clean sheets in her last four games for Nigeria.

Nnadozie's stellar performances played a crucial role in Nigeria's recent success on the international stage. She played a pivotal role in Nigeria's victories over Cameroon and South Africa, securing qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Nigeria's qualification marks their return to the Olympics after a 16-year absence, underscoring the significance of Nnadozie's contributions to the team.

If Nnadozie emerges victorious in the Player of the Month award, she will become the first Nigeria international to achieve this feat in the Feminine Division 1, further solidifying her status as a trailblazer for Nigerian football on the global stage.

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