Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw of Jamaica and Manchester City has been chosen as the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Player of the Year, making her the first Caribbean woman to win the prestigious honor.
The 31-year-old superstar striker had a fantastic year in 2022, according to Concacaf.
The Jamaican won the award after winning over Alex Morgan, Jessie Fleming, Melchie Dumornay, Sophia Smith, and Alicia Cervantes in the vote that was completed last month.
Shaw was previously beaten to the top spot in this category in 2018 after finishing as runner-up to USA striker Morgan. The award recognizes the best in the game in both men’s and women’s football in the North American region.
The Jamaican had a fantastic year, helping City win the Continental Cup and her country advance to its second Women’s World Cup.
Shaw, who is also competing for the English Women’s Super League’s Golden Boot as top scorer, assisted Jamaica in becoming the first country from the Caribbean to ever qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019 and again in 2023.
Shaw scored seven goals in eight domestic cup games (Women’s FA Cup and FA Women’s League Cup) while playing for Manchester City in England’s Women’s Super League, as well as two goals in two UEFA Women’s Champions League contests. At the club level. Her three goals during the knockout round enabled Manchester City to win the FA Women’s League Cup in 2021–2022.