Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala, has been nominated for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or player of the year award on Friday.
Nigeria’s Oshoala’s exploits with FC Barcelona Femeni earned her a place on the 20-woman shortlist.
In July, Oshoala was awarded the African Women’s Player of the Year for the fifth time, breaking her own achievement and becoming the first person to win the CAF award five times.
Her remarkable form, which saw her produce 20 goals in 19 appearances, saw her become the first African player to win the Pichichi ward in Spain despite being injured for a large part of the season (three months).
She sustained an injury during Nigeria’s opening game against South Africa at the 2022 Women African Cup of Nations and Super Falcons ended the competition in fourth place.
The other nominees for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or are Selma Bacha, Fridolina Rolfo, Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze, Sam Kerr, Christiane Endler, Lena Oberdorf, Kadidiatou Diani, Catarina Macario, Alexia Putellas, Alexandra Popp, Aitana Bonmatí, Wendie Renard, Alex Morgan, Beth Mead, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Millie Bright, Trinity Rodman and Ada Hegerberg.
Oshoala faces a strong list of great female footballers who have had excellent accomplishments in the year 2022.
The Super Falcons star is expected to lead Nigeria to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The 66th Ballon D’or ceremony will take place on October 17 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France.