Asisat Oshoala nominated for BBC women’s footballer of the year

Following the launch of the BBC women’s footballer of the year award, a first of its kind competition hosted by a global broadcaster, Nigeria’s super Falcon’s and Liverpool ladies striker, Asisat Oshoala, has been shortlisted for the inaugural BBC women’s footballer of the year.

The current African footballer of the year was nominated along with four others:

Spain’s Veronica Boquete

German Nadine Kessler

Scotland’s Kim Little

Marta of Brazil

On her nomination, Asisat told BBC that although she worked hard last year, she is surprised to be nominated and very appreciated. Stating that the award is a very good thing for the women football. “It can really help us by encouraging other countries to support their ladies more and treat them the same way they treat the men”, she said.

The five shortlisted players represents the creme de la creme of female footballers from across the globe” – said controller of BBc world service English, Mary Hockaday.

Fans are expected to vote for their favorite player to increase their chances of winning the award. Voting closes May 11 and the winner being announced May 26

BBC women's footballer of the year award

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