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Oshoala Shortlisted For 2023 Ballon d’Or Award

Oshoala Shortlisted For 2023 Ballon d’Or Award

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has been shortlisted for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.

France Football made the announcement on their Ballon d’Or Twitter handle on Friday.

The Barcelona star was nominated for the Socrates award category of the Ballon d’Or.

The Socrates award which was created in 2022 and named after late Brazil football legend Socrates, identify the best solidarity actions carried out by committee champions.

She was nominated alongside four other players for the award.

Other players in the running for the award are Vinicius (Brazil/ Real Madrid), Antonio Rudiger (Germany/Real Madrid), Marcus Rashford (England/Manchester United), Alex Morgan (USA/San Diego Wave).

The reigning African women’s Player of the Year was also a nominee for the Ballon d’Or in 2022.

Meanwhile, the nominees in the categories for the men, women, Yachine Trophy and Kopa Trophy of the Ballon d’Or award will be announced on September 6.

Oshoala is currently in Australia with the Falcons who are preparing for this year’s FIFA women’s World Cup.

The Falcons are in Group B with Australia, Canada and Republic of Ireland.

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  • Congrats Asisat!
    But the headline of the next seven days remains: SOS:
    No cover up..
    Folks! Let’s do our part in helping falcons. For the next one week, let every headlines on sports paper be filled with protests comments against the shabby and erratic treatments the Falcons are being subjected to..
    Let’s avoid distraction and bombard CSN with our expression.
    But if you are traitor like Picnic, Gusau and cohorts whose daughters and sisters shall receive the same treatments, feel free to ignore..
    Shame on nff

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