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Uchenna Kanu wins Player of the Year award in the US​A

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics have named a Nigeria international as their Women’s Player of the Year​

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​

The Southeastern striker bagged the coveted prize following one of the most decorated collegiate outings in NAIA history, having emerged the all-time career leader with 157 goals and 366 points. ​

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The award which was decided by the NAIA-Women’s Soccer Coaches Association officers and seven additional women’s coaches and three 11-member teams on Wednesday.​​

Uchenna Kanu named National Player of the Year, Pensacola FC has 3 on All American 1st Team! #FirstCityBestCity #PensacolaFC https://t.co/JkPJGjuEOP— Pensacola FC (@PensacolaFC) December 11, 2019

Before the start of the final year, the striker had finished top scorer with 10 goals as Nigeria won its maiden Wafu Women’s Cup titles in May.​

The 21-year-old also starred at the Women’s World Cup in France as the country reached the Round of 16 for the first time in 20 years.​

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On her return to the USA, Kanu who graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management this month helped Pensacola to win the US Women’s Premier Soccer League title.

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