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Super Falcons Goalkeeper Nnadozie Clinches Top Goalkeeper Honor in France


Chiamaka Nnadozie, the talented Nigerian international goalkeeper, has left an indelible mark on football history by becoming the first African and Nigerian player to clinch the esteemed title of the best goalkeeper in the French D1 Arkema women’s league. Her remarkable achievement at just 23 years old underscores her exceptional talent and dedication to the sport.

Throughout the season, Nnadozie showcased her extraordinary goalkeeping prowess, with standout performances that included remarkable saves, particularly during penalty shootouts. Her outstanding abilities between the posts have solidified her reputation as one of the premier goalkeepers in the world, earning her widespread recognition and admiration.

Nnadozie faced stiff competition for the coveted title, going head-to-head with top-tier goalkeepers such as Christiane Endler of Olympique Lyon and Katarzyna Kiedrzynek of Paris Saint-Germain. However, her exceptional skills and unwavering determination set her apart, ultimately leading to her well-deserved victory.

Pierre Ferracci, the president of Nnadozie’s club, Paris FC, expressed his pride and admiration for her achievements, stating, It’s very pleasing because she deserves it and she achieved an exceptional Champions League and not only on penalties. He commended her outstanding performances and acknowledged the inevitable interest from other clubs while emphasizing Paris FC’s commitment to retaining her talent.

Nnadozie’s prowess in saving penalties was particularly remarkable this season, with an impressive seven penalty saves – the highest tally in Europe. Her ability to rise to the occasion and make crucial saves under pressure has been instrumental in her team’s success and has garnered widespread acclaim from fans and experts alike.

Despite Paris FC’s current position in the league standings, Nnadozie’s individual accolade adds to the team’s accomplishments and highlights her invaluable contribution to their performance. Her recognition as the best goalkeeper in the French D1 Arkema women’s league serves as a testament to her talent, hard work, and dedication to her craft.

In a heartfelt message on social media, Nnadozie expressed her gratitude to her supporters, coaches, teammates, family, and Nigerian fans for their unwavering support throughout her journey. She expressed her excitement at winning the French D1 Arkema Goalkeeper of the Year award and credited her success to divine intervention, acknowledging the role of faith in her achievements.

Nnadozie’s remarkable journey in football extends beyond her recent triumph in France. In 2023, she was also honored as the CAF Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year, further solidifying her status as one of the most accomplished goalkeepers in the African continent and beyond. As she continues to make strides in her career, Nnadozie serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes and a shining example of perseverance, talent, and determination in the world of football.



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