I don’t know if I will win Ballon d’Or – Oshoala


Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, has said she is not desperate to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award.

Oshoala, who plays for Barcelona Femini in Europe, insists that those who watch her play can decide if she deserves to win the prize this campaign.

The 27-year-old is enjoying a good season in Spain having helped Barcelona to clinch the Women’s Spanish Primera Division with an unbeaten record.

It was Oshoala who led the line as she scored 20 goals from 19 league appearances to emerge the top scorer alongside Brazilian Geyse Ferreira, who managed 20 goals in 27 appearances for Madrid CFF.

With Barcelona set to face Lyon in the final of the women’s Champion League at Juventus Stadium on Saturday, Oshoala was asked if she deserves to win the award.

“I’m just a girl who loves football. I think people out there who see my game would be the ones to decide if I deserve the award,” Oshoala said in an interview with DW. “If they say I am good enough, sure.

“I just want to go out there and score goals, that’s what makes me happy. Whatever award that comes is secondary.”

Oshoala, who has been chosen as African Player of the Year on no less than four occasions (2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019), also believes her success should be used by kids to improve their careers.

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