2014 Fifa U20 World Cup best player and top scorer Asisat Oshoala has credited her national award of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) to her parents and mates at club and national team.
Oshoala emerged highest goal scorer with seven goals and won three woman-of-the-match awards at the Fifa U20 Women's World Cup in Canada, where Nigeria finished as runners up after they lost 1-0 to Germany in the finals.
The Rivers Angels star was decorated by Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday 29, September at the international Conference Centre, Abuja.
After pouring applause on her teammates at the Falconets and the Super Falcons, she also did not leave out her former and current clubs - FC Robo of Lagos and Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt respectively for praise underlining their contribution to her glowing career.
"It's my second time having a handshake with the President [Jonathan] and I am really happy about it because there are a lot of Nigerians out there wishing to just see him not to talk of hand shake with him.
"Having this second opportunity to shake hands with him I am really happy about it and I know it is the grace of God at work in my life. For me it's a dream come true," Oshoala was quoted as saying by the media officer of the Super Falcons, Gracious Akujobi.
"I dedicate the award to Almighty Allah who has kept and been with me ever since I started playing football up to this moment. I also dedicate the award to my parents and my family who are always praying for me," Oshoala said.
"I also thank my teammates, especially the U-20 girls who enabled me score those goals that gave me the award, not forgetting teammates in Super Falcons and my previous and present team FC Robo and Rivers Angels," she continued.
"I also thank my coaches who have trained me and made me into what I am right now. To my fans and every one, I say thank you."
"I feel great and appreciated, that there are senior players who are greater than me but they are yet to get this award.
"It’s a sign to me that God has done marvellously well for me and I won't relax on this I will strive to achieve more," she concluded.