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Asisat Oshoala and Ajara Nchout make Women's World Cup Goal of the Tournament shortlist

15:13 SAST 2019/07/08
Asisat Oshoala - Nigeria women
The two African stars are in the mix to be named scorer of the best goal of the tournament in France

Nigeria striker Asisat Oshoala and Cameroon winger Ajara Nchout have been named among nominees for the best goal at the just concluded Fifa Women's World Cup in France.

The African pair's goals were among a shortlist of 10 picked by the world football governing body, Fifa on Monday.

Oshoala, who has won the African Women's Player of the Year thrice, will crave the Goal of the Tournament accolade as a consolation for her side's Round of 16 exit.

The Barcelona star's goal sealed Nigeria's 2-0 group stage win over South Korea. The 24-year-old raced half the length of the field, dribbled past a defender, rounded the keeper and scored from a tight angle.

For Nchout, her nominated goal was one of two superb goals scored in the tournament. The chosen goal was her injury-time winner to give Cameroon a 2-1 victory over New Zealand to reach the Last 16.

The winner of the prize is currently being decided by votes on the Fifa website, which opened on Monday.