Cameroonian forward and African Women’s Player of the Year 2015, Gaelle Deborah Enganamouit, has lost out on the second BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year award.
The award was won by Scotland and Seattle Reign midfielder 25-year old Kim Little, who topped the supporters poll to win the second edition of the award organized by the British broadcaster
Kim fended off competiotion from Gaelle Enganamouit (FC Rosengard, Sweden), and three others; Amandine Henry (Olympique Lyonnais), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash) and Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).
I'm surprised to win, I'm extremely humbled to win, women's football is in a great place. Hopefully it will progress further.
“I’m surprised to win, I’m extremely humbled to win, women’s football is in a great place. Hopefully it will progress further,” she said whiles receiving the award at her club’s training ground on Tuesday.
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.
The Cameroonian has been 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.