Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala was nominated on Friday for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or player of the year award.
She was selected for the 20-woman shortlist thanks to her achievements with FC Barcelona femeni.
Oshoala won the African Women’s Player of the Year title for the fifth time in July, surpassing her previous record and becoming the first person to do so.
Despite missing much of the season due to injury, she was able to deliver 20 goals in 19 games, making her the first African player to win the Pichichi award in Spain (three months).
The Super Falcons finished the 2022 WAFCON in fourth place because she suffered an injury during Nigeria’s opening match against South Africa.
Along with 19 other athletes, Oshoala was nominated.
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.