Falcon’s Forward, Oshoala Nominated For 2022 Ballon d’Or

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the 2022 women’s Ballon d’Or following her stellar season with Barcelona Femini in the Spanish League.

Oshoala scored 20 goals in just 19 games to share the top scorer award with Geyse Ferreira who played for Madrid CFF last season but is now a teammate of Oshoala.

The 27-year-old’s game time was limited last season because of injury but she showed her quality in front of goal whenever she wasn’t injured as Barcelona retained their League title.

The award resumed last year with Oshoala’s teammate in Barcelona Alexia Putellas becoming the third female player to win the prize.

The Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony will take place on October 17, 2022, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

Last month in Rabat, Oshoala was named the African Player of the Year for a record fifth time, adding to her previous wins in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

The former FC Robo and Rivers Angels striker was part of the Super Falcons side that qualified for the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup although her tournament was cut short by an injury she sustained against South Africa in Nigeria’s opening group game.

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