SPORTVILLE Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala named Sports Personality of the Year
SLatifat Opoola @LatifatOpoola uper Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala has been named sports personality of the year. The striker who was presented with the award at the newspaper’s Conference/Awards ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday, October 7 was nominated by a top Nigerian newspaper according to reports.
It will be recalled that the Liverpool forward is also the reigning BBC Women Football of the Year. And was named the Most Valuable Player of the FIFA U-20 Women’s world cup finals in Canada, where Nigeria finished runner-up.
The 22 year old super Falcons striker was announced the winner of the inaugural BBC award on Tuesday, May 26 but was presented with her trophy the previous day.
‘Oshoala was handed her plaque after the international friendly between the Nigeria and Canada senior women teams at the Kia Training Ground, Toronto, which ended 0-0 according to the NFF official website. .
Oshaola won the award ahead of Veronica Boquete (Spain and FFC Frankfurt) Nadine Kessler (Germand and VFL Wolfsburg), Kim Little (Scotland and Seattle Reign FC) and Marta (Brazil and FC Rosengard).
Oshaola who is the African Footballer of the Year has been has been having a good year and will hope to continue her impressive run.