Nigerian Striker Oshoala Misses Out on Final 3 Nominees for Ballon d’Or Award

Nigerian Striker Oshoala Misses Out on Final 3 Nominees for Ballon d’Or Award

  • Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala has missed out on the final three nominees for the 2022 Ballon d'Or award
  • Beth Mead (Arsenal/England), Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg/Germany), and Alexia Putellas (Barcelona/Spain) are the three top nominees
  • Asisat Oshoala, who made the 20 nominees was impressive for Barcelona last season in all competitions

The hopes of a Nigerian winning the Ballon d'Or award for this year have been lost as Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has been left out on the list of the final 3 nominees in the female category.

When the Super Falcons star was listed among the 20 contenders, Nigerians were happy that she was able to make it, thanks to her superb performances for Barcelona last season.

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Nigerian striker Oshoala misses out on the final 3 nominees for Ballon d'Or award. Photo By Oscar J. Barroso
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Asisat Oshoala was also nominated days after being crowned the best African female footballer for the year 2022 and she has now won the award five times.

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Who are the three final nominees for the Ballon d'Or?

According to the reports in the Punch and The Nation, Beth Mead, Lena Oberdorf and Alexia Putellas were picked as the final three contenders for the Ballon d'Or.

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As things stand now, Asisat Oshoala will have to continue with her impressive performances for Barcelona and Super Falcons and hope that she will win the award in the nearest future.

25 August is the date that the winner will be announced in a ceremony that is expected to be a colourful one.

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Soccernet reports that the 33-year-old became a cult hero among Trabzonspor fans after he impressed as they went on to make a statue to honour him.

He scored 47 goals and made 40 assists for the club, but last season was his most successful.

The one-cap Super Eagles striker registered 13 goals and ten assists in 30 Super Lig appearances, helping his side to their first league triumph in over 30 years.

Source: Sports Brief News