Nigerians are not happy with Perpetua Nkwocha for not voting Asisat Oshoala in the recent CAF awards despite praising her on social media.
Details yesterday emerged as regards the voting pattern from the various representatives across Africa during the Confederation of African Football Awards which held on Tuesday in Cairo.
The three Nigerian media men that voted are Osasu Obayiuwana, a member of the NFF Reforms Committee who voted Oshoala third in his choice of five. His first choice was Malawian footballer with Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Women’s Super League, Tabitha Chawinga.
Another Nigeria, Chisom Mbonu Ezeoke also voted Malawi’s Chawinga first, while Oshoala got her vote for a second place. The third Nigerian who voted on the platform of media is Tunde Adelakun who had Cote d’Ivoire’s Ange N’Guessan in the first position followed by Nigeria international Uchenna Kanu, South African midfielder Refiloe Jane, Oshoala and Kgatlana.
Among the legends, Perpetua Nkwocha, a former Super Falcons player voted Oshoala last, giving her just a point while giving her valuable five points to Cameroon’s Ajara Nchout.
Despite the fact these Nigerians failed to vote for her as their first choice, Oshoala made up with votes from other countries to emerge winner with 351 votes as against 321, 247 votes recorded by Nchout and Kgatlana respectively.
Despite not voting for Oshola to win the award, Perpetua Nkwocha, took to Facebook to praise the award winner. She wrote;
“I remember vividly when you were asked in an interview who you looked upto as a young star and you called my name and I smiledbecause I’ve seen you play. Hmmm what do you do if Messi says he look upto you?? You just Congratulations Star girl
Make and break the records girl
The world at your feet”
This didn’t go down well with numerous Nigerian soccer fans who have since taken to her Facebook page to slam her for being an hypocrite. See one of the reactions.