The Women’s AFCON Golden boot has been won mostly by Nigeria’s Perpetua Nkwocha who also in 2010 scored a record 11 goals (the highest to date in one tournament) to clinch the award.
In all, Perpetua is the only player to have received the Golden boot award four times.
Meanwhile, at the 12th WAFCON 2022 in Morocco., there were three joint top scorers with three goals each namely Super Falcons’ Ajibade, South Africa’s Hilda Magaia and Moroccan Captain, Ghizlane Chebbak.
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Let’s now take a look at WAFCON’s highest goal scorers of all time.
Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Top Scorers
Nkiru Okosieme: Nigeria – 1998 (3 goals)
Okosieme was a former footballer who played for the Nigeria women’s national football team.
She captained Nigeria as a teenager at the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991 in which Nigeria failed to make it through the group stage.
Nkiru was nicknamed “The Headmistress” for her habit of scoring important goals with her head. She also has 3 AWCON titles to her name (1998, 2000, 2002).
Mercy Akide: Nigeria – 2000 (7 goals)
Mercy is a former female professional footballer who played for the Nigeria women’s national football team.
She scored two goals on her debut for Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone in 1994 and she also won the first ever African Women Footballer of the Year in 2001.
Akide has 3 AWCON titles to her name (1998, 2000, 2002).
Perpetua Nkwocha: Nigeria – 2002 (4 goals); 2004 (9 goals); 2006 (7 goals); 2010 (11 goals)
Nkwocha was a former female footballer who played for and captained the Nigeria women’s national football team.
She was AWCON’s top goal scorer in 2004, 2006 and 2010. She has also won the African Women’s Footballer of the Year award 4 times as well as 5 AWCON titles (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014).
Genoveva Añonma: Equatorial Guinea – 2008 (6 goals); 2012 (6 goals)
Genoveva is an Equatorial Guinean professional female footballer who currently plays for Spanish Primera Regional Valenciana club Rafelbunyol CF.
She is the top scorer for the Equatorial Guinea women’s national team and was their historic captain. She was named the African Women Footballer of the Year in 2012 and has 2 AWCON titles to her name (2008, 2012).
Desire Oparanozie: Nigeria – 2014 (5 goals)
Desire is a female professional footballer who plays for the Nigeria women’s national football team and Wuhan Jianghan University in the Chinese Women’s Super League.
She was part of the Nigerian squads that won the 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2018 AWCON titles and she scored very important goals in the 2014 and 2016 finals.
Asisat Oshoala: Nigeria – 2016 (6 goals)
Asisat is a female professional footballer who plays for the Nigeria women’s national football team and FC Barcelona Femeni in the Primera División.
She is one of the best African female footballers of all time with five African Women’s Footballer of the Year awards to her name and 3 AWCON titles (2014, 2016, 2018) as well as the AWCON 2016 golden boot.
Thembi Kgatlana: South Africa – 2018 (5 goals)
Thembi is a South African female professional footballer who plays for the South African women’s national team and Racing Louisville FC in the NWSL.
Kgatlana was the top scorer for the 2018 AWCON and also the best player in the tournament.
She also won the African Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2018. The 26-year-old has 22 goals in 62 caps for South Africa.
Ghizlane Chebbak: Morocco – 2022 (3 goals)
Ghizlane is a female Moroccan footballer who plays for Moroccan Women’s Championship club ASFAR and the Morocco women’s national team.
She was named the player of the tournament at the 2018 AWCON.
The 32-year-old has 9 goals in 20 caps for Morocco.
Rasheedat Ajibade: Nigeria – 2022 (3 goals)
Rasheedat is a female Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Atlético de Madrid in the Spanish Primera División and the Nigeria women’s national football team.
She was the joint top scorer at the 2022 AWCON tournament with 3 goals. She also has an AWCON title to her name (2018).
The 22-year-old has 3 goals in 12 caps for Nigeria.
Hildah Magaia: South Africa – 2022 (3 goals)
Hildah is a South African female professional footballer who plays for Sejong Sportstoto in the WK League and the South African women’s national team.
She scored 3 goals in the 2022 AWCON tournament including the two goals in the final that helped secure the trophy for South Africa.