Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria’s Super Falcons Forward has emerged as a nominee for the prestigious 2023 Ballon d’Or Award.
The award organizer, France Football, took to their official Twitter handle on July 7 to make the announcement.
Oshoala’s nomination comes in the Socrates Award category, which specifically recognizes exceptional acts of solidarity carried out by football champions.
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She stands among an esteemed group of five individuals shortlisted for this honor, which was established last year and named after the legendary Brazilian footballer, Socrates.
The other nominees in the same category include Vinicius Jnr (Brazil/Real Madrid), Antonio Rudiger (Germany/Real Madrid), Marcus Rashford (England/Manchester United), and Alex Morgan (USA/San Diego Wave).
France Football’s announcement further revealed that the nominees in other categories, including men’s, women’s, Yachine Trophy, and Kopa Trophy, will be disclosed on September 6.
Last season , Asisat Oshoala achieved remarkable triumphs with the Barcelona women.
She helped the team win the Supercopa de Espana Femenina, the League title, and the UEFA Champions League.
Currently, Oshoala is in Australia with her colleagues in the Nigeria’s national women’s football team, as they gear up for the forthcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup, co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.
The Super Falcons is placed in Group B, and will take on Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland.