Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie has been named the best goalkeeper in Africa, and the 14th best goalkeeper in the World by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
At 18 years and 351 days, the Nigerian female goalkeeper caught the eye of fans and critics at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France earlier this year, playing in three games for the Super Falcons including the 2-0 win over South Korea where she became the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup game.
Her performance this year also earned her a nomination in the Confederation of African Football shortlist for the African Women’s Player of the Year, alongside 3-time winner Asisat Oshoala and Super Falcons forward, Uchenna Kanu.
According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, Chiamaka and South Africa’s Andile Dlamini – who are the only Africans on the list – comes behind Netherland’s Sari Van Veenendaal who won the Best Goalkeeper of the Year. She is followed by France’s Sarah Bouhaddi in second place who has won the coveted award three times (2016, 2017, 2018) consecutively.
Chiamaka Nnadozie currently plays in the Nigeria Women’s Football League for Rivers Angels.