Former Hasaacas Ladies FC striker, Evelyn Badu has been named as the Women’s Interclub Player of the Year and Women’s Young Player of the Year at this year’s Confederation of African Football (CAF) Awards held on Thursday night in Rabat, Morocco.
Badu, after her impressive performance for the club and the Black Princesses of Ghana last season, beat the likes of former teammate Doris Boaduwaa, Yasmine Zouhir of Morocco, Andile Dlamini and Bambanani Mbanie to grab all two awards.
The 19-year-old helped her former club side to win the Women’s Premier League (WPL), WAFU Zone B Championship, Women’s MTN FA Cup, Women’s Super Cup, First Lady’s Cup and also emerged as runner-ups in the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League.
The prolific striker won the golden boot and player of the tournament at the 2021 CAF Championships League, netting five goals for her side, Hasaacas Ladies.
Badu, who was full of excitement and currently at the Ghanaian Soccer of Excellence at Prampram for Black Princesses training towards the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup shared how excited she was to raise the flag of Ghana high.
“Since I started playing football, this is the most prestigious award I have received so far and in all, I give thanks to God almighty and I am very grateful.”
She thanked her former coach, Ussif Basigi and the technical team of Hasaacas Ladies for the support they gave to her during her stay at the club to reach this enviable height.
The young skilful player has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Norwegian Side Avaldsnes IL and has so far been awesome for the team.
Badu would now have her name in the books of CAF as the first female winner of the maiden Interclub player of the year award.