Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala to Battle 19 Others For 2022 Ballon d'Or Award

Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala to Battle 19 Others For 2022 Ballon d'Or Award

Five-time African best Asisat Oshoala has now been presented the chance to win the Ballon d'Or this year

The Barcelona striker will have to go into serious challenge with 19 other big female footballers for the award

Last season, the Super Falcons star scored incredible 20 goals as the Barcelona Femeni won the League title

Barcelona and Super Falcons' striker Asisat Oshoala has earned a nomination for the 2022 Ballon d'Or Award where the former Arsenal forward will go into battle with 19 other female stars.

Asisat Oshoala has recorded her name in the history books of African football and the Nigerian striker will now be hoping to win the award for the first time.

In the history of football, no Nigerian player both male and female has ever won the Ballon d'Or award before.

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Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala to battle 19 others for 2022 Ballon d'Or Award. Photo by Mattia Ozbot
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On Friday, August 12 2022, France football organizers of the Ballon d'Or Award released the nominees in all categories ahead of the ceremony.

Who are the other nominees?

Other nominees include Selma Bacha, Vivianne Miedema, Sam Kerr, Christiane Endler, Lena Oberdorf, Catarina Macario, Alexandra Popp, Wendie Renard, Alex Morgan, Beth Mead, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Millie Bright, Trinity Rodman and Ada Hegerberg, Alexia Putellas, Fridolina Rolfo, Lucy Bronze and Aitana Bonmati for the award.

EPL Side Nottingham Forest Agree £20M Deal to Sign Top Super Eagles Striker

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Nottingham Forest who are newly promoted Premier League side have reportedly agreed £20m summer deal to sign Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis who plays for Watford.

Already, the Nigerian footballer is said to have agreed personal terms with Nottingham Forest and the two clubs are still negotiation before making announcement.

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Last season in the Premier League, Emmanuel Dennis was impressive for Watford netting 10 goals and also creating six assists, but it could not help the club who eventually relegated.

Dennis’ former club, Club Bruges, will receive a five per cent sell-on fee but Watford still stand to make a significant profit on a player they bought for £3million.

Taiwo Awoniyi was signed by Nottingham Forest last month from Union Berlin and the Super Eagles striker has also made his debut for the club even though it ended in a defeat.