Asisat Oshoala shortlisted for 2023 Ballon d’Or Award

The nomination acknowledges Oshoala’s remarkable contributions to her community through the creation of the Oshoala Academy. The academy aims to provide high-quality football training and education on life skills to its beneficiaries. It also empowers young women through sports, transforming them into community role models and ambassadors for the skills they acquire.

The announcement further stated that the nominees in other categories, including men’s, women’s, Yachine Trophy, and Kopa Trophy, will be revealed on September 6.

At present, Oshoala is in Australia with the Super Falcons, Nigeria’s national women’s football team, to prepare for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.

The Super Falcons are placed in Group B and will face Australia, Canada, and the Republic of Ireland during the group stages of the tournament.