Super Falcons and FC Barcelona Femeni forward, Asisat Oshoala, has been nominated for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or.
The organisers released the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Ballon d’Or shortlists on Friday, 12th August, 2022.
The five-time African women’s Footballer of the year has now become the first Nigerian female footballer to be nominated for Ballon d’Or.
Oshoala will contest the prestigious award against big names like Chelsea‘s Sam Kerr, Selma Bacha, Lucy Bronze, Fridolina Rolfö and Vivianne Miedema.
Others are; Christiane Endler, Alexia Putellas, Catarina Macario, Kadidiatou Diani, Lena Oberdorf, Beth Mead, Aitana Bonmatí,
Alex Morgan, Wendie Renard, and Alexandra Popp.
Also nominated are; Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Millie Bright, Trinity Rodman, and Ada Hegerberg.