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Nchout the new leader in November's African women's rankings

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Nchout rises to the top of the African women's power rankings (1:25)

Cameroon's Ajara Nchout tops the November charts for Africa's top women's footballer. (1:25)

November sees a new leader in Africa's women power rankings. Ajara Nchout tops the pile as a result of her exploits in Norway.

Many of the usual suspects are hot on her heels, while the likes of Zenatha Coleman and Thembi Kgatlana are beginning to get used to life at their new clubs.

Banyana Banyana are represented the most this month, with four players in the top 10, but it is also worth mentioning that they won the COSAFA Women's Championship without their star names.

1. Ajara Nchout (Vålerenga)

It is the Cameroonian's first month on top of our standings, but Nchout's November for Vålerenga has been too outstanding to ignore.

She began by coming off the bench for Synne Jensen and scoring her side's fourth goal in the 4-2 win over Lillestrøm in the Norwegian Toppserien. It was a goal worth remembering as she swivelled and darted in behind the defence with perfect timing to latch onto a through ball before sliding the ball into the bottom corner with a first-time finish.

Nchout was elevated to the starting line-up three days later as Vålerenga took on KÍ from the Faroe Islands in the UEFA Women's Champions League first qualifying round. She justified her place with goals in the 25th and 70th minutes as Vålerenga won 7-0.

She made a cameo appearance again in the 3-2 Toppserien defeat to Lyn. However, she was back with a bang as she started and scored in the 2-1 Norwegian Women's Cup quarter-final against Stabaek, helping her side clinch a 2-1 win.

Nchout was then on target for Vålerenga in their 7-0 Women's Champions League second qualifying round drubbing of Gintra-Universitetas.

Vålerenga will take on Denmark's Brøndby in the Champions League round of 32. The Norwegian table-toppers will play the home leg on December 10 and the away leg six days thereafter.

First, they will look to wrap up their league title in their final game of the Toppserien season against Arna-Bjørnar. Only one point separates the top three and Rosenborg and Avaldsnes are hot on the heels of Nchout's side.

Vålerenga are also battling on another front, as they booked their place in the Norwegian Women's Cup final against familiar foes Lillestrøm with a 4-0 thrashing of Avaldsnes.

2. Refiloe Jane (AC Milan)

A steady performer in midfield for the Rossonere, South Africa international Jane has been a starter in all four of Milan's consecutive Serie A wins.

Jane is honoured with a rise up the rankings this month as a result of her consistency. She sparked her team's winning run with the opening goal in the 3-0 win over Empoli on October 10 and has since featured as Milan beat Inter Milan 4-1, Napoli 2-1 and AS Roma 1-0. The victories over Napoli and Roma were in November.

The Rossonere sit second in Serie A, trailing only Juventus, and also beat Castelvecchio 2-0 and Orobica in November's Italian Women's Cup matches.

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3. Thembi Kgatlana (Eibar)

South Africa striker Kgatlana is growing accustomed to life at Eibar and it has not taken her long to show why she was the Player of the Tournament at the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations.

Kgatlana opened her account for Eibar in the 2-2 draw with Levante on October 10. She then followed that up with the winner in a 1-0 victory over Espanyol three weeks later.

On November 8, Kgatlana came off the bench to score against Real Madrid, but her effort was ultimately in vain as her side lost 3-1. She started in the subsequent 2-2 draw with Sporting de Huelva, but failed to get on the scoresheet.

Nevertheless, to see Kgatlana consistently holding her own in such a competitive league will undoubtedly bring joy to national team coach Desiree Ellis.

4. Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona)

Our monthly rankings factor both form and class into the equation, and it is through no lack of the latter that Oshoala has dropped down the rankings.

Rather, it is largely due to the intensely-competitive Barcelona squad in which she has to battle for game time.

Oshoala was a 64th-minute substitute for Jenni Hermoso in the 3-0 win over Atlético Madrid and saw a shot saved from point-blank range. She started the 5-1 drubbing of Real Sociedad, but was replaced by the in-form Hermoso in the 70th minute.

Given that these were Barcelona's only two games in November and Oshoala did not find the back of the net, it would be unfair to put her at the top this month. However, she remains a leading light for African women in football.

5. Zenatha Coleman (Sevilla)

Namibia star Zenatha Coleman is no stranger to the big stage, having enjoyed a two-year stint at Valencia prior to her move to Sevilla this year. However, she is a new face on our list and has earned her spot thanks to her impressive form in front of goal.

Coleman netted a 52nd-minute opener against Deportivo La Coruña in Sevilla's 2-1 win to open her account for her new club on 8 November.

Although she only replaced Raquel Pinel in the 67th minute against Espanyol, she made a significant contribution again. Coleman all but secured victory for her side in the 78th minute by putting Sevilla 3-0 up. It proved to be the last goal of the game.

Coleman earned a starting berth on the wing against former club Valencia in Sevilla's last game of the month, which ended in a 0-0 draw. Largely thanks to her contribution, her new side is only eight points behind league leaders Atlético Madrid with two matches in hand.

6. Jermaine Seoposenwe (Braga)

Banyana Banyana's Seoposenwe has taken to life in Portugal well. She has been a consistent performer for Braga, who she joined in July from Real Betis, and she scored her first goal in her fifth start in a 5-1 win over Valadares Gaia.

Seoposenwe then scored the opener for Braga in a 4-1 Portuguese Women's Cup semi-final win over Estoril Praia. The final against Benfica is scheduled for December 13 and Seoposenwe will have an opportunity to get her hands on silverware.

Braga are still very much in the league title race, too, as they sit second in the North Serie, six points behind leaders Famalicão with a game in hand.

7. Ode Fulutudilu (Åland United)

Fulutudilu went to Finland's Åland United because she wanted to win trophies and did just that as she helped her team to a league and cup double.

She rounded the month of October up with a brace in the 3-0 Naisten Liiga win over KuPS and put in an impressive shift in the last game of the league season -- a 3-1 win over Honka on November 8.

Back in early October, Fulutudilu was influential in Åland's 2-1 Women's Cup final triumph over TiPS. The experienced Banyana Banyana international finished joint-fifth in the league goal-scoring charts with seven strikes to her name.

8. Desire Oparanozie (Dijon)

Nigeria superstar Oparanozie has yet to truly hit top gear for Dijon as far as finding the back of the net goes, but as a quality player in a tough league, it is only fair that she is afforded some recognition as she begins to ease in.

In November, Oparanozie netted the winner in a 1-0 triumph over Montpellier in the 36th minute. However, she suffered disappointment against Fleury 91 as she had to be taken off in the 15th minute with a hamstring injury and her team went on to lose 2-0.

Oparanozie has scored twice in seven appearances for Dijon, taking her overall tally in the French top flight to 47 goals in 113 matches. She spent six successful seasons on the books of Guingamp before switching clubs for this one.

9. Tabitha Chawinga (Jiangsu Suning)

Tabitha Chawinga was electric for Malawi at the COSAFA Women's Championship, but failed to inspire them to the Southern African crown despite her seven goals.

Chawinga began with a bang as she netted an astonishing six times in Malawi's 9-0 thrashing of Lesotho. Her sister, Temwa Chawinga, scored in that game and netted the winner in their other Group B match -- a 1-0 win over Zambia.

The Chawinga sisters were both on target in the eagerly anticipated semi-final against South Africa, but in vain as Malawi lost 6-2 to the eventual champions.

10. Barbra Banda (Shanghai Shengli)

Banda had a tremendous season in China, beating the Chawinga sisters to the top-scorers' prize. However, she was unable to have quite the same influence at the COSAFA Women's Championship.

Banda netted a hat-trick in Zambia's 8-0 triumph over Lesotho, but the Copper Queens went down to Malawi in their other group match before being upset 2-1 by Botswana in the semi-finals.

Nevertheless, as one of Africa's rising stars, Banda has done enough to keep her place in the top 10 for the time being at least.