Asisat Oshoala has excelled not only on the field, but also off it, with her genuine concern for the well-being of those around her
Super Falcons and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the esteemed Ballon d’Or award, Soccernet.ng reports.
The announcement, made on the official Twitter handle of France Football, the renowned organizer of the prestigious award, has sent waves of excitement across the football world.
Oshoala’s nomination comes in the Socrates Award category of the Ballon d’Or, which recognizes the exceptional solidarity actions undertaken by football players. The award is named after the legendary Brazilian football icon, Socrates.
The Nigerian star is among a distinguished group of five individuals shortlisted for this esteemed recognition. The other outstanding players in contention for the Socrates Award are Vinicius (Brazil/Real Madrid), Antonio Rüdiger (Germany/Real Madrid), Marcus Rashford (England/Manchester United), and Alex Morgan (USA/San Diego Wave).
— Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@francefootball) July 7, 2023
The Ballon d’Or award is regarded as one of the highest honours in football, as it celebrates the exceptional talent and achievements of players who have left an indelible mark in football for that season’s campaign.
The upcoming unveiling of the nominees in the men’s, women’s, Yachine Trophy, and Kopa Trophy categories on September 6 will undoubtedly generate further excitement and anticipation among fans worldwide.