Ballon d’Or: Nigerian Striker Asisat Oshoala misses out on final 3 nominees

Super Falcons and Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala has missed out on the final three-woman shortlist for the 2022 UEFA Women’s Player of The Year award, Newspremises reports.

Last week Oshoala was named in a 20-woman list of nominees for the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or, making her the first-ever African woman to achieve the feat.

UEFA has now announced Beth Mead, Lena Oberdorf and Alexia Putellas as the final three contenders for the accolade.

Oshoala, who missed about seven weeks due to injury last season, finished as the Spanish topflight league’s top scorer, netting 20 goals in 19 games, tied with Madrid CFF’s Geyse Ferreira.

Last month, Oshoala was named CAF Women’s Player of The Year for a record fifth time, surpassing fellow country-woman Perpetua Nkwocha’s four awards.

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