Super Falcons and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala was one of the nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award.
Oshoala’s nomination was announced on the Twitter handle of France Football, organiser of the Ballon d’Or.
The Nigerian Star was nominated for the Socrates Award category of the Ballon d’Or which identifies the best solidarity actions carried out by committee champions.
She is one of five individuals nominated for the award created last year and named after the late Brazil football legend Socrates.
Other players shortlisted for the award are Vinicius (Brazil/ Real Madrid), Antonio Rudiger (Germany/Real Madrid), Marcus Rashford (England/Manchester United), and Alex Morgan (USA/San Diego Wave).
Meanwhile, the nominees in the categories for the men, women, Yachine Trophy and Kopa Trophy of the Ballon d’Or award will be unveiled on September 6.