Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw is Concacaf’s 2022 Women’s Player of the Year
MIAMI, Florida – Jamaica and Manchester City forward, Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw has been named the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Player of the Year making her the first Caribbean player to cop the prestigious award.
According to Concacaf, the 31-year-old talismanic striker enjoyed a superb year in 2022.
“Four years after helping Jamaica become the first ever Caribbean nation to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup, Shaw played a huge role in helping Jamaica qualify for their second straight Women’s World Cup,” their article on Shaw’s accomplishment read.
The USA’s Alphonso Davies was named 2022 Concacaf Men’s Players of the Year and the release said “Concacaf’s official player awards program saw Shaw and Davies selected based on a football-first voting system, which included the participation of coaches and players from Concacaf Member Associations, as well as media members from our region and fans.”
Shaw who is also in the race for the golden boot, the trophy for the top scorer in the English Women’s Super League, helped Jamaica become the first-ever Caribbean nation to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019 and again in 2023.
“Shaw led the Reggae Girlz to a third-place finish at the 2022 Concacaf W Championship in Monterrey, Mexico, which punched their ticket to Australia/New Zealand 2023,” the Concacaf release continued. “In the 2022 CWC, Shaw scored three goals, including the game-winning score in the opening 1-0 win versus Mexico and a brace in the 4-0 victory against Haiti, which sealed Jamaica’s Women’s World Cup qualification.”
At club level with Manchester City in England, Shaw scored 15 goals in 19 Women’s Super League games, seven goals in eight domestic cup games (Women’s FA Cup and FA Women’s League Cup) and two goals in two UEFA Women’s Champions League games. Her three goals in the knockout stage helped Manchester City claim the 2021-22 FA Women’s League Cup.