Cameroonian born footballer,Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene has featured amongst the top three female players to be voted 2017 best Female CAF Player of the year.
The Cameroonian was nominated alongside Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dalian Quanjian) and Chrestina Kgatlana (South Africa & UWC Ladies).
The shortlists for the topmost award, African Player of the Year, were unveiled by Ex-Ghana defender, Sammy Kuffour.
But what chance holds for Aboudi Onguene?
Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene played for Cameroon at the 2015 FIFA World Cup and She was voted best player at the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations.
Aboudi Onguene started her football career with the Yabassi Football Club and was later integreted into the Female team of Canon of Yaounde in 2005
In 2006,Aboudi was signed into the Louves Minproff of Yaounde.Her participation greatly contributed to the success story of the team, as in 2009,2010 and 2011 the team won trophies for Female Football championships.
She also helped the team grabbed the 2010 and 2013 tittles for the Cup of Cameroon.
In 2014, the 28 year footballer was called to camp with the National football team 23 times,a period she scored nine goals.
She was awarded a gold medal during the 2011 African Games in Mozambique
In 2012,Aboudi was handed a bronze medal during the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
The Women’s Player of the Year will also be fiercely contested by Nigerian and Dalian Quanjian player, Asisat Oshoala,2016 best CAF Player of the year.
She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.
Still on her sleeves, the Nigerian has recoreded the following successes;
- BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2015
- Queen of The Pitch Award: 2014
- African Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2014
- African Women’s Youth Player of the Year: 2014
- African Women’s Championship Golden Ball: 2014
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Boot: 2014
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
- African Women’s Player of the Year: 2016
- Chinese Women’s Super League Top scorer: 2017
South Africa and UWC Ladies forward, Chrestina Kgatlana is the last and the third contestant on the list.
Her individual contribution in South Africa got her named the 2017 Most Valuable Player of the competition.
Kgatlana also shone brightly in the domestic scene emerging USSA Football and UWC’s Player of the Year and topscorer which prompted her inclusion for the 2017 Caf award.