Nigerian Striker Becomes First Female African Player Nominated For Ballon Dór

Super Falcons striker, Asisat Lamina Oshoala has become the first African female player to be nominated for Ballon Dór award.

The Super Falcons player was nominated for the 2022 Feminine Ballon Dór following her outstanding performance with Fc Barcelona Female Club in the Spanish League.

Asisat Oshoala who is the famous Africa women’s player of the year netted 20 goals in 19 games to emerge the highest goal scorer which she shared with Geyse Ferreira.

Her game was limited last season for three months because of injury but she showed her quality in front of goal whenever she wasn’t injured as Barcelona retained their League trophy.

Other 2022 Ballon dór nominees were Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), Selma Bacha (Lyon), Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona), Vivianna Miedema (Arsenal), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Sam Kerr (Chelsea), Christiane Endler (Lyon), Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg), Kadidatou Diani (PSG), Catarina Macario (Lyon), Alexia Putellas (Barcelona), Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona), Wendie Renard (Lyon), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave) and Beth Mead (Arsenal).

The 66th Ballon dór ceremony will take place on October 17, 2022, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France.

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