BREAKING: Asisat #Oshoala Becomes First African Female Footballer To Make #BallonDor List [SEE FULL LIST]——Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker, has been listed among the nominees for the 2022 women’s Ballon d’Or.
The 20-woman list was announced in a thread of tweets on the award’s verified Twitter handle on Friday.
Oshoala won the golden boot in the Spanish Primera Division, despite missing three months of the season due to recurring injuries.
She scored 20 goals in 19 league appearances for Barcelona Femeni and shared the award with Geyse Ferreira of Madrid CFF, who netted 20 goals in 27 appearances.
Other nominees for the women’s Ballon d’Or include Chelsea’s Mille Bright, Alex Morgan of the USA, and the France quartet of Selma Bacha, Kadidiatou Diani, Wendie Renard, and Marie Katoto.
Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze, Sam Kerr, Alexandra Popp, Aitana Bonmati, Wendie Renard, Trinity Rodman, Fridolina Rolfö, Christiane Endler, Lena Oberdorf, Catarina Macario, Alexia Putellas also made the list.
The winner of the award will be announced on October 17.