Thembi Kgatlana’s late winner in the group stage game against Nigeria at the 2018 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations has been nominated for goal of the African goal of the year.
Kgatlana, who scored 5 goals to finish as top scorer in the competition, netted in the 85th minute with a volley to gift Banyana Banyana a rare win over the Super Falcons.
📽 HIGHLIGHTS .. Nigeria 0-1 South Africa
— Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (@CAF_AWCON) November 18, 2018
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old striker has also been named in the final three shortlist for the Women Player of the Year award; she was voted player of the tournament in Ghana.
The African goal of the year award debuts at the 2019 CAF Awards, 7 goals were shortlisted, but no Nigerian made the list.
Nominations for the Best goal of 2018:
Makusu Mundele (AS Vita)
Alain Traore (RS Berkane)
Anice El Badri (E.S.T)
Choupo Moting (Cameroon)
Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa)
Gabrielle Onguene (Cameroon)
Derrick Nsibambi (Uganda)