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Super Falcons star becomes 1st African to win best goalkeeper in France

In the French women’s top division, Chiamaka Nnadozie became the first African to win the National Union of Professional Footballers award for best goalkeeper.

Nnadozie received recognition for her 2023–24 season-long brilliant performances for Paris FC.

The Nigerian international won the individual title by defeating a formidable competition that includes Christiane Endler of Olympic Lyon, Katarzyna Kiedrzynek of PSG, Chloe N’Gazi of FC Fleury, and Kinga Szemik of Stade de Reims.

Last month, the 23-year-old also won the title of top goalie in the French D1 Arkema women’s league.

She took to social media to celebrate the award.

“I’m incredibly grateful and humbled by this award..

“Thanks to the organisers @tropheesunfp for recognizing my efforts and presenting this prestigious award to me..

“A big thanks to @parisfc_feminines , the club president, the entire team staff , the fans and my wonderful teammates.

“Your belief in me and my work is a tremendous source of motivation.

“Receiving this award is truly humbling, and I am immensely thankful for the recognition. Your support means the world to me.

“Can’t thank my family enough for their prayers and support. My naija Giants, Una pikin Dey loyal , big love ❤️????????.”