The plaudits keep rolling in for Nigerian soccer star, Asisat Oshoala. The Super Falcons forward has been named the BBC Women’s Player of the Year. She received the award yesterday after a friendly game between the Nigeria and Canada senior women teams at the Kia Training Ground, Toronto.

“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.” The award winning player said.

The Liverpool Ladies’ striker scooped the prize ahead of Veronica Boquete of Spain, Germany’s Nadine Kessler, Scotland’s Kim Little and Brazilian forward Marta.

Recall that the 20-year old was named the African Woman Player of the Year and African Youth Player at the Glo-CAF African Football Awards in Lagos in January, she was also awarded the Most Valuable Player and top goal scorer of the Tournament at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.