Azeezat Oshoala Crowned BBC Footballer of the Year

Azeezat oshoala

Super Falcons striker, Asisat
Oshoala has been crowned the
winner of the maiden edition of
the BBC Women footballer of
the Year award.
The Liverpool Ladies striker
beat Spain’s Verónica Boquete,
German Nadine Kessler, Kim
Little of Scotland as well as
veteran Brazilian star Marta – to
win the individual award after
raking the highest votes of BBC
World Service listeners.
The reigning African Women
Footballer of the Year became
the first African-based
footballer to play in the English
Women’s Super League after
joining Liverpool Ladies from
Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt.
The Super Falcons’ forward has
been an instant hit since joining
the Reds in January, scoring two
goals and several assists for the
reigning English Women Super
League champions.
The former FC Robo starlet will
hope to achieve big at the senior
international level after her
heroics powered Nigeria to her
seventh Fifa Women’s World
Cup appearance which starts on
6 June in Canada.
Nigeria will open their World
Cup campaign against Sweden
on Monday, June 8.

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