Super Falcons and Liverpool Ladies FC dashing forward Asisat Oshoala has expressed joy at being one of the five players nominated for the BBC Woman Footballer of the Year award.
Asisat was named along with Brazil’s Marta, Spain’s Veronica Boquete, Nadine Kessler of Germany and Kim Little of Scotland in the inaugural BBC Woman Footballer of the Year award billed to be announced on May 26 after a poll from listeners from across the globe.
The reigning African Woman Footballer of the Year told Super Falcons Media Officer Gracious Akujobi that it was Allah’s doing for her to be nominated among the five best in the world.
“I worked hard last year but I am surprised to be nominated. I feel very appreciated and I give God the glory,” stressed the best youth player in the world
Asisat told BBC: “This award is a very good thing for 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.”
Voting is open now and closes on 11 May at 10:00 BST.
Fans can vote online through the BBC website or by SMS.
To vote online, hit www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/womens/wfoty-vote/2015 & chose Asisat.
To vote for BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2015 by SMS, text the number of the player you wish to vote for to +44 7786 20 20 04.
Text 5 for Asisat Oshoala.
The winner will be revealed on BBC World Service on 26 May after being decided by a public vote.