Super Falcons’ striker Asisat Oshoala has been named Leadership Sports Personality of the Year. The award was presented at the newspaper’s Conference/Awards ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday.
The pacy forward, who plays her club football for Liverpool Ladies FC in the English Women’s Super League, won several awards last year, including the BBC Women’s Player of the Year diadem.
Selected as the Most Valuable Player of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Canada, where Nigeria emerged runner-up, Oshoala was also named Player of the Tournament at the 2014 African Women Championship in Namibia, where she was also the second Best Goalscorer.
The Award was presented at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja on Wednesday morning and received on Oshoala’s behalf by the Team Administrator of the U-20 Women National Team, Mrs Faith Ben-Anuge.
Oshoala, who will turn 21 on Friday, also played for Nigeria at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Canada.