In a groundbreaking achievement for Nigerian football, the highly talented Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the coveted Socrates award at the renowned Ballon d’Or ceremony.
The nomination serves as a resounding acknowledgement of her exceptional contributions through The Asisat Oshoala Academy, which she established just last year.
France Football revealed this on Friday, placing Oshoala among a select group of distinguished footballers from around the globe.
This recognition not only celebrates her prowess on the field but also showcases her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact off the pitch.
The Socrates award, designed to honor extraordinary acts of solidarity undertaken by committee champions, has bestowed this well-deserved nomination upon Asisat Oshoala for her outstanding work with The Asisat Oshoala Academy.
Asisat Oshoala’s remarkable achievements have earned her a prominent spot alongside other illustrious footballers as the sole African player nominated for the Socrates award category at the upcoming Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Oshoala Shares the limelight with Alex Morgan from the United States, Vinicius Junior from Brazil, Marcus Rashford from England, and Antonio Rudiger from Germany.
Asisat Oshoala has been nominated by France Football for the Socrates Award.
The nomination is in recognition of the Oshoala Academy which she launched last year. pic.twitter.com/NAsGAVdJlq
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The recognition of Asisat Oshoala’s immense talent and unwavering commitment to making a difference serves as a testament to her impact both on and off the field.