Nigeria striker, Asisat Oshoala, has made the 20-man shortlist for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or award.
Oshoala, only last month, was crowned the 2022 CAF Women’s Player of the Year.
It was the fifth time the 27-year-old was taking home the prize, surpassing her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha.
The other nominees for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or are Selma Bacha, Fridolina Rolfo, Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze, Sam Kerr, Christiane Endler, Lena Oberdorf, Kadidiatou Diani, Catarina Macario, Alexia Putellas, Alexandra Popp, Aitana Bonmatí, Wendie Renard, Alex Morgan, Beth Mead, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Millie Bright, Trinity Rodman and Ada Hegerberg.
Reacting to the news here is what the Barcelona forward wrote:
NAIJA 🇳🇬⚽️….. https://t.co/GsP5TpSkaT
— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) August 12, 2022