Barcelona Femeni of Spain attacker, Asisat Oshoala’s goal for Nigeria at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France has been named alongside the championship’s top-10 and nominated for the competition’s best overall, megasportsarena.com reports.
Oshoala sealed a 2-0 for Nigeria in dramatic fashion, as she latched unto a defence piercing pass from Chidinma Okeke to waltz past the onrushing goalkeeper and give the Super Eagles their fifth victory ever in the competition’s history.
It was also a return to winning ways for Nigeria in the past four editions of the Female Mundial, and the former FC Robo Queens of Lagos, Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt, Liverpool and Arsenal of England as well as ex-Dalian Quanjian of China star is now standing tall on the personal level as well.
Oshoala, who has won the African Women’s Player of the Year thrice, will crave the Goal of the Tournament accolade as a consolation for her side’s Round of 16 exit, after being named in a shortlist of 10 picked by world football governing body, FIFA, on Monday.
However, she is not alone, as Oshoala is joined by Cameroon’s pacy winger, Ajara Nchout among nominees for the best goal at the just concluded 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
The winner of the prize is currently being decided by votes on the FIFA website, with wide acclaim already going for Oshoala’s goal, which gave Nigeria a 2-0 group stage win over South Korea, when the 24-year-old lass raced half the length of the field, dribbled past a defender, rounded the keeper and scored from a tight angle.
As for Nchout, her effort was one of two superb goals scored in the female tournament, with the [pick of the pack coming as an injury-time winner in Cameroon’s 2-1 victory over New Zealand to reach the Last 16.