Nigeria international, Asisat Oshoala, was again named African Women’s Player of the Year at the Confederation of African Football awards in Ghana, according to a BBC report.
Her performances for her new Chinese club, Dalian Quanjian, saw her triumph ahead of Chrestina Kgatlana and Gabrielle Onguene.
Oshoala left Arsenal last February to go to China and faced some criticism.
But she felt vindicated by adding the 2017 continental crown to the ones she won in 2016 and 2014.
“When I left Arsenal a lot of people said ‘your career is going to be gone.’ But I told myself: ‘I can do this.’ And here we are today.
“I want to use this opportunity to encourage all the young girls out there – don’t let anyone talk you down, don’t listen to people, follow your heart.”