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Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria listed amongst 2022 Ballon d’Or nominee

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Asisat Oshoala, a striker for the Super Falcons, has been named a candidate for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or after an outstanding season with Barcelona Femini in the Spanish League.

Asisat 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.

Due to an injury last season, the 27-year-old saw little action, but whenever she was healthy, she displayed her skill in front of goal as Barcelona defended their League title.

Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria listed amongst 2022 Ballon d'Or nominee

The tweet was shared by @francefootball verified twitter profile who took to microblogging platform to share list of nominees


The other nominees for the Ballon d’Or are Marie-Antoinette Katoto of PSG, Millie Bright of Chelsea, Trinity Rodman of Washington Spirit, Ada Hegerberg of Lyon, Selma Bacha of Lyon, Fridolina Rolfo of Barcelona, Vivianna Miedema  of Arsenal, Lucy Bronze of Barcelona, Sam Kerr of Chelsea, Christiane Endler of Lyon, Lena Oberdorf of Wolfsburg, Kadidatou Diani of PSG, Catarina Macario of Lyon, Alexia Putellas of Barcelona, Alexandra Popp of Wolfsburg, Aitana Bonmati of Barcelona, Wendie Renard of Lyon, Alex Morgan of San Diego Wave and Beth Mead of Arsenal.

Ada Hegerberg of Lyon won the first-ever women’s Ballon d’Or in 2018, while Megan Rapinoe of the United States Women’s National Team took home the trophy in 2019. The 2020 ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

The honor was reinstated last year, and Alexia Putellas, a teammate of Oshoala’s at Barcelona, became the third female winner.

On October 17, 2022, the Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony will be held in Paris’ Theatre du Chatelet.

Oshoala won the African Player of the Year award for a record fifth time last month in Rabat, adding to her earlier triumphs in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

The Super Falcons team that qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup included the former FC Robo and Rivers Angels striker, but her participation was cut short due to an injury she suffered against South Africa in Nigeria’s opening group match.

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