July 07, (THEWILL) – Nigerian footballer, Asisat Oshoala, known for her contributions to both the Super Falcons and Barcelona, has been nominated for the esteemed 2023 Ballon d’Or award.
The announcement of Oshoala’s nomination was made through France Football’s official Twitter account, which serves as the organiser of the prestigious football accolade. Oshoala’s nomination comes in the Socrates Award category, which highlights outstanding acts of solidarity performed by committee champions. She joins a distinguished group of five nominees, including Vinicius, Antonio Rudiger, Marcus Rashford, and Alex Morgan, all vying for the award named in honour of the late Brazilian football legend, Socrates.
The nominees for other categories such as men, women, Yachine Trophy, and Kopa Trophy will be unveiled on September 6. Oshoala’s nomination for the Ballon d’Or award reflects her remarkable talent and impact in the world of football, both on the domestic and international stages. As a prominent striker for Barcelona and the Nigerian national team, she has consistently showcased her skills and achieved significant success.
Being shortlisted for the Socrates Award is a testament to her exceptional solidarity actions off the field, which have garnered recognition and admiration within the football community. Oshoala’s inclusion among the nominees further reinforces her status as one of the finest players in the game.
The Ballon d’Or award, widely regarded as one of the highest individual honours in football, celebrates exceptional performances and contributions within the sport. The unveiling of the nominees in other categories, including men, women, Yachine Trophy, and Kopa Trophy, on September 6 will undoubtedly generate further excitement and anticipation within the football community.