Oshoala Voted Best Player of the 2014 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup

• adidas Golden Ball: Asisat Oshoala (NGA)

• adidas Silver Ball: Griedge Mbock Bathy (FRA)

• adidas Bronze Ball: Claire Lavogez (FRA)

Nigeria U-20 Women’s football team forward Asisat Oshoala earned the most outstanding player of the 2014 World Cup recognition, despite her team’s disappointment in Sunday night’s final.

Germany edged Nigeria 1-0 after extra-time to win a record-equaling third title in Montreal on Sunday.

It was not all gloomy for the Rivers Angels markswoman, who clinched double gongs in the form of the adidas Golden Ball and Golden Boot, courtesy of her seven goals and two assists.

Asisat Oshoala Celebrates With Her Team-Mate During the Semi-Final Game Against Korea DPR in Moncton. Image: Getty
Asisat Oshoala Celebrates With Her Team-Mate During the Semi-Final Game Against Korea DPR in Moncton. Image: Getty

Aside the opening day draw with Mexico, ‘Super Zee’ as she is fondly called by her team-mates, netted in all of the Super Falconets matches- including a brace against South Korea and four goals in the 6-2 semi-final mauling of North Korea.

• adias Golden Boot: Asisat Oshoala (NGA)
• adidas Silver Boot: Pauline Bremer (GER)
• adidas Bronze Boot: Sara Dabritz (GER)

The 19-year-old, who made her debut World Cup appearance 2 years ago in Japan, threatened opponents with her speed and astute judgement of the ball in all 6 matches in Canada.

Germany goalkeeper Maike Kamper won the adidas Golden Gloves prize after putting up an impressive save rate of 81 per cent and 26 saves in five appearances.

Hosts Canada won the Fifa Fair Play award for their hospitality.

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