Ghanaian Elizabeth Addo has been nominated for 2019 Africa Women’s Player of the year after her outstanding year. Addo plays for Jiangsu Suning and Ghana as a forward. She is the only Ghanaian to make the list comprise of 10 most outstanding female players.
Elizabeth has had a great year in the Chinese top-flight with Jiangsu Suning making a name for herself. Addo managed to score 3 goals in her 14 appearances and helped the team take the league championship.
She also helped her team win three other major trophies this year, so it’s safe to say that the nomination was well deserved. Elizabeth Addo is currently taking part in the 2019 AFC Women’s Club Championship, which is the first edition of Asia’s women’s club football competition organized by the AFC. It is taking place in South Korea with four clubs from the association competing for the win.
Addo is also a captain of the Black Queens team. Other nominees along her are Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria and Barcelona, Thembi Kgatlana from Beijing Phoenix FC and Tabitha Chawinga also from Jiangsu Suning, Ajara Nchoit, Ange N’Guessan, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Gabrielle Ouguene, Uchenna Kanu and Refiloe Jane. But only three of these women will end up making it to the awards gala that is scheduled to take place in Hurghada, Egypt on January 7th, 2020 where they will announce the final winner.
The list of the nominees is compiled by a panel of media and technology professionals and is based on a variety of metrics.
Elizabeth, the 26-year-old footballer began her career playing in Ghana, for Tesano Ladies F.C in 2003, then transitioned to Athleta Ladies where she spent a couple of season before transferring to a Nigerian giant, Rivers Angels F.C where she played from 2012 to 2014. She was part of the Ghanaian team in the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations that took place in Ghana.