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Football | Nigeria

Dedevbo raves about Ihezuo



Flamingoes coach, Peter Dedevbo said he is not disappointed that Caf chose Equatorial Guinea's Genoveva Anonma ahead of Chinwendu Ihezuo for Player of the Year award.

The African football body in Accra, Ghana on Thursday night named the experienced striker who plies her trade in the German Bundesliga side, Jena as the 2012 African Player of the Year for women.

Anonma beat Nigeria's youngster, Ihezuo and South Africa' s Portia Modise for the coveted award.

Dedevbo said the Pelican Stars' goal poacher has years ahead of her insisting she is the future African football.

"Caf has their criteria for the award of woman footballer of the year, I'm not disappointed that the Equatorial Guinean Genoveva Anonma was picked ahead of Chinwendu Ihezuo.

"Ihezuo is a young girl, 16-year old and for such a young girl to have gone to the World Cup to score six goals shows her pedigree and I think she is the future African football if she continues that way.

"Her conqueror, Anonma is experienced, plays professional football in Germany and did very well to help her country win her second African title.

"The decision to award the Equatorial Guinean player the footballer of the year is right but I tell you Ihezuo will dominate the award in a very short time," said the Delta Queens coach to supersport.com.

However, Dedevbo is not considering the striker for a switch to his side in the coming season.

"Delta Queens are a star-studded side, and I won't want to pull her out to destroy her career as she may not fit in or able to displace any of my experienced strikers.

"I monitor her progress and will continue to offer her career advices.

"We're on break to resume second week of January and then we'll review our team strength put some on the market and recruit new ones.

"We always go for unknown players, nurture and bring them to limelight.

"Winning the double will dominate our target in the coming season," he said.

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