Demehin went off in Nigeria’s 4-0 win in opposition to Ethiopia in Abuja throughout the Olympic qualifying tie the place the Falcons gained by an mixture of 5-0.
Tremendous Falcons central defender, Blessing Oluwatosin Demehin, alongside Deborah Abiodun and Ajakaye Esther, have been nominated for the CAF Younger Participant of the 12 months Award, Soccernet.ng studies.
Demehin, 21, plies her commerce in France, with Stade De Reims Ladies, and represented Nigeria on the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup in Australia/New Zealand.
The younger defender fashioned a formidable partnership with Alaves’s Osinachi Ohale as a rock on the again for the Tremendous Falcons, with Paris F.C.’s Chiamaka Nnadozie solidifying the defensive trio.
Collectively, they helped the Tremendous Falcons get to the spherical of sixteen of the event solely to be swept apart by eventual finalists, England after a penalty shoot-out in Melbourne.
They conceded simply two targets and stored three clear sheets in 4 video games, and have been recommended as one of many tidiest groups on the again throughout the event.
The Stade De Reims defender’s calmness and composure on the ball didn’t go unnoticed and she or he has been nominated by the governing physique of soccer in Africa for the younger participant of the 12 months award.
Rivers Angels ahead, Deborah Abiodun who represented the Tremendous Falcons within the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup was nominated alongside 20-year-old Esther Ajakaye who plies her commerce with Robo Queens.
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Younger abilities from different African nations have been nominated as effectively. Ghanaian duo, Consolation Yeboah and Mary Amponsah have been nominated.
Morocco’s Nesyre El-Chad, South African Thubelihile Shamase, Tanzanian Winifreda Gerald, Ugandan Fuzia Najjemba and Senegalese Apsatou Diallo full the checklist of ten gamers on this class.