Super Falcons Captain, Asisat Oshoala Nominated For Prestigious UEFA Award

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Europe’s football governing body UEFA has released nominees for UEFA Fans’ ’s Team of the Year’ for 2020.

Interestingly, captain and Barcelona star, Asisat Oshoala, is one of the fifty nominees.

The list revealed by Europe’s football governing body UEFA on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old, who has scored twice in six league appearances for Barcelona Ladies this season, is the only African shortlisted among the 50- nominated by UEFA.

Oshoala is competing with two of her Barcelona teammates, PSG, Lyon, Arsenal, , Wolfsburg and ’ players for one of the striking positions in the Team of the Year.

For the forwards, Barcelona have representation Oshoala, Caroline Graham Hansen and Jenni Hermoso; are represented by Pernille Harder and Beth England; Arsenal by Vivianne Miedema and Jill Roord.

UEFA ’s winners Lyon have the most players represented with 13 of their finals squad (including since-departed Lucy Bronze) nominated, two runners- Wolfsburg.

On why Oshoala made the list, UEFA wrote, “Powerful and sometimes unplayable forward with an unerring eye for goal.

“Free-scoring in Barcelona’s title , either front on own or partnered with Jenni Hermoso. Another UEFA Women’s semi-final, a year after scoring in final.”

Fans across the continent are expected to select their line- the 50 players who have stood out across European competitions and domestic leagues before the deadline on January 6.