Badu wins double at CAF Awards

BY: Rosalind K. Amoh
Evelyn Badu
Evelyn Badu

Ghana and Alvaldsnes of Norway’s Evelyn Badu Thursday night celebrated a double feat on the podium for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards, as she bagged two awards at the ceremony held in Rabat, Morocco.

On a night that Senegal men’s football dominated the awards, Badu was crowned the Inter-Club Best Female Player and the Young Player of the Year 2021.

Badu who last season played for Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies, was honoured for her exploits with her club which saw her finish the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League as the top scorer with two player of the match awards, five goals as well as became the tournament’s Best Player as her side finished runners-up.

She won ahead of South Africa and Mamelodi Sundowns’ duo, Andile Dlamini and Bambanani Mbanie.

For the Young Player award, she beat her former teammate and compatriot, Doris Boaduwaa and Morocco’s Yasmine Zouhir to the diadem.

She was also instrumental in helping Ghana’s Under-20 side, the Black Princesses qualify for their sixth WWC.

One of the presentations to Badu was an entirely Ghanaian affair as her award was presented by Ghana and African legend, Adjoa Bayor and received on her behalf by Black Queens’ coach, Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo because the player was unable to attend the event due to the preparations with the Princesses towards the 2022 Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica next month.