Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has made history to become the first African woman to be nominated for the women’s Ballon d’Or Award.
The nomination list for the award was released on Friday, August 12, by the French football body, organisers of the award.
Oshoala won the Africa Women’s Player of the Year last month for a record fifth time, becoming the first African player male or female to win the award five times.
She scored 20 goals for Barcelona Femeni as they won the Primera División de la Liga de Fútbol Femenino in Spain.
The 27-year-old Barcelona Femini forward will battle it out with 19 other women to win the coveted prize.
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.