Super Falcon star, Asisat Oshoala has been listed among players that scored amazing goals at the just-concluded FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Oshoala scored the only goal by a Nigerian at the tournament when she sealed a 2-0 victory for the Falcons against South Korea in a group A match.
The Barcelona Ladies forward, who had made history by also scoring at the UEFA Women’s Champions League, was crowned the most valuable player in that game against the Koreans.
Her superb goal in France came late in the game when Chidinma Okeke picked up possession just outside her penalty box, skipped past an opponent as she surged forward, and played a long ball into Oshoala’s path, who then finished it off.
Fam, this fantastic finish by our own @AsisatOshoala has been nominated for Best Goal of the Tournament by FIFA.
I have watched it a zillion times and it rains goosebumps each time. Beautiful goal – it deserves the crown. Let's vote!🙏pic.twitter.com/BVYmcxbiDY
— Benny (@BenUgbana) July 17, 2019
Super Falcons crashed out of the competition in the round of 16 after falling 3-0 to Germany.
The Thomas Dennerby girls had lost 1-0 to hosts France and also lost 2-0 to Norway in their opening group match.
FIFA has opened up the voting links for the best goal of the competition, which was won by defending champions, United States. VOTE HERE
“Choose your favourite strike for the Goal of the Tournament presented by Hyundai from the following ten-strong shortlist,” reads a statement on the FIFA website.
Players also up for the prize are Lucy Bronze of England, Christiane of Brazil,
Aurora Galli of Italy, Jackie Groenen of Netherlands, Yui HASEGAWA of Japan, Amandine HENRY of hosts France.
Sweden’s Sofia JAKOBSSON also made the list, alongside Alex MORGAN of USA and Ajara NCHOUT of Cameroon.
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