Falode applauds Oshoala over Ballon d’Or nomination –


Falode applauds Oshoala over Ballon d'Or nomination –

The Chairperson of the Football Federation Women Football Committee and Executive Committee member, Falode, has applauded one of 's most successful and greatest women of all times, 's , following her nomination as one of the top contenders for the Women Ballon d'Or  Feminin, for the second time in history in .

Falode, noted that, Asisat's contributions to the Super ' team's excellent performance at the last edition of the Women's Cup in Australia/Newzealand and her consistent top class performance at club level put the striker among the highly rated stars in the , a situation that earned her the nomination for the Best Player in the World .

“For in Nigeria, this is a big achievement as Asisat remains the only player in Africa to be nominated for the World's Women Best Player .

“In the past, our greatest  accolades had been the nomination and winning of the African Women's awards which Nigeria won a record 12 times by four different players: Akide, Uwak, Perpetua Nkwocha and .

 Akide (2001), Nkwocha (2004, 2005, 2010 and 2011) and Uwak (2006 and 2007) Asisat  has won a record five times to become the first African to set this prestigious record overtaking Perpetua Nkwocha who won on four occasions. Oshoala  won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022 to emerge the most celebrated African women of all time.

Some years ago, it was  Oshoala who broke the African record as the first to be nominated for Ballon d'Or Feminin that was eventually won by   her Barca teammate Alexia Putellas.

“It is yet another achievement for Oshoala to be nominated again for the Ballon d'Or Feminin. That's why the Women's Football Committee is extending our best wishes for her to win the award. The Nigeria Football Federation is proud of Asisat Oshoala,” Falode said in .

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