Gaelle Enganamouit who is arguably Cameroon’s best female football players has been shortlisted for the 2016 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award including four other international female footballers.
FC Rosengård forward could become the second African player to win the award after Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala won the prestigious award last year.
The sensational forward, the top goal scorer in the Swedish Damallsvenskan league in 2015 and Africa’s female player of the year for 2015 is pitted against Scottish midfielder Kim Little, French midfielder Amandine Henry, and U.S. pair, Carli Lloyd (2015 World Cup top scorer) and Becky Sauerbrunn, for the award.
The Cameroonian goal machine Enganamouit holds a number of records, including reportedly scoring the fastest goal in female football and she is the first African player to score a hattrick at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
On their debut appearance, at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, Enganamouit inspired the Indomitable Lionesses to the round of 16, a remarkable feat.
The award is voted for by BBC World Service listeners. Voting is open until May 9 and the winner will be announced on May 24. We wish Enganamouit the best of luck and hope she wins the coveted award.