The star of Barcelona Femeni and the Super Falcons is the only African player on the 2022 Ballon D’Or list.
When she was named as one of the candidates for the 2022 Ballon D’Or, Assist Oshoala’s year reached a new high.
Oshoala had recently surpassed her own record when she was named the fifth African Women’s Player of the Year.
Despite being out of commission for two months, her scintillating year resulted in her being named the Soain Pichichi winner.
During Nigeria’s opening match against South Africa at the 2022 WAFCON, where the Super Falcons finished in fourth place, she suffered an injury.
Oshoala was one of 19 athletes nominated, which also included;