By Abubakar Yunusa Abuja
In a remarkable feat, Asisat Oshoala, the talented forward from both the Nigerian Super Falcons and Barcelona, has been selected as a nominee for the prestigious 2023 Ballon d’Or accolade.
This esteemed recognition was officially announced by France Football, the esteemed award’s organizer, via their verified Twitter account.
An Exemplary Nomination
Asisat Oshoala finds herself competing against four other outstanding players in the Socrates Award category of the illustrious Ballon d’Or.
Among the contenders are Vinicius (Brazil/Real Madrid), Antonio Rudiger (Germany/Real Madrid), Marcus Rashford (England/Manchester United), and Alex Morgan (USA/San Diego Wave).
Such esteemed company highlights the exceptional talent Oshoala possesses and the recognition she has garnered on the global stage.
One crucial factor contributing to Asisat Oshoala’s nomination is her commendable work through the Asisat Oshoala Foundation. This foundation aims to empower young women through a combination of sports and education.
Oshoala’s commitment to uplifting and inspiring the next generation of female athletes and scholars serves as a testament to her dedication and passion beyond the football pitch.
Asisat Oshoala’s inclusion as a nominee for the 2023 Ballon d’Or exemplifies her remarkable achievements and contributions to the world of football. Her talent, coupled with her impactful philanthropic efforts, makes her an inspiration to aspiring athletes and young women across the globe.