Cameroonian forward and African Women’s Player of the Year 2015, Gaelle Deborah Enganamouit, has been shortlisted for the second BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award.
She stands toe-to-toe with four other players, French midfielder Amandine Henry, Scottish midfielder Kim Little and Americans Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn, to vie for the award.
The maiden edition of the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award was won by another African, Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala who was then the reigning African Women’s Player of the Year.
If she wins, the 23-year-old Enganamouit will be the second African Women’s Player of the Year to win the second edition of the award.
Gaelle Enganamouit, who is currently injured, plays in the Swedish Damallsvenskan league for FC Rosengard, a club she joined from Eskilstuna United in December 2013 as the league’s top goal scorer with 18 goals.
The Cameroonian was capped 43 times for the Indomitable Lionesses helping them to reach the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup in Canada last year. She has scored 10 goals for Cameroon including a hat-trick against defending champions Japan at the world stage.
The winner will be announced on May 24 and voting is open until May 9.