Nigeria and FC Barcelona Femeni forward Asisat Oshoala makes history with the 2022 Ballon d’Or nomination. Hence, the Super Falcons striker becomes the first African woman in history to be nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or.
As a result, this is a great win for African Women’s football. Super Zee as Asisat Oshoala is fondly called, will become a model inspiration for a lot of female African players in the continent and beyond.
Recently, Asisat Oshoala, who became the first African Women’s football player to win five African Women’s Footballer of the Year awards, now adds this historic feat to her list of wins.
Recall that Asisat Oshoala finished the past season with FC Barcelona Femeni as their joint top scorer with 19 goals despite spending some time on the sidelines with injury.
Asisat Oshoala Makes History with 2022 Ballon d’Or Nomination!
However, other notable nominees in the 20-persons list for the 2022 Ballon d’Or include:
Millie Bright of Chelsea FCW and England
Sam Kerr of Chelsea FCW and Australia
Trinity Rodman of Washington Spirit and the USA
Ada Hegerberg of Olympic Lyonnais Feminin and Norway
Marie-Antoinette Katoto of PSG Feminines and France
Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal Women and the Netherlands
Alexia Putellas of FC Barcelona Femeni and Spain
Interestingly, she will be slugging it out with the 19 other nominees come October 17 to determine who becomes the Best Female Football player in 2022.
This is hoping Nigeria’s Golden Girl Asisat Oshoala wins the 2022 Ballon d’Or and becomes the best Female Football player. All of Africa will be rooting for her indeed!
Therefore, big congratulations to Asisat Oshoala as she makes history with 2022 Ballon d’Or nomination!