Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala wins first ever BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.

with her BBC world player of the year award.
Asisat Oshoala wins the first ever BBC Women's Footballer of the Year. The Nigerian and Liverpool forward is the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, which is voted for by football fans around the world.
"I would like to say thank you to the BBC, to my fans around the world and to everyone who voted. I feel very happy and appreciated. It's a very good thing for me and also motivation for the World Cup. I had a very good 2014 and had the
opportunity of going to the under-20s Women's World Cup with Nigeria and also won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot so I think maybe that added to the reason why people voted for me.” Asisat said. Congrats to her...



Oshoala said the honour was a big lift for Nigeria before the World Cup and would help inspire young players in her homeland.
"It's a really good thing for us as a team because we now know that we have something great and now we want to go at the trophy," she said. "We can do it, we did it in 2014 we can also do it this year as well.
"There is going to be a lot of motivation for women's football in Nigeria now because of this award because there are a lot of fans out there."Support for women's football in Nigeria is now growing very high.
"I know my Liverpool Ladies coach is going to be happy right now. Before I left the UK he called me and said to me 'don't worry I hope you win the award and we're going to celebrate it when you come back'."
Asisat Oshoala celebrates a goal for Nigeria.
Oshoala beat Spain's Veronica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Scot Kim Little and Brazilian Marta to the honour.
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