The Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt midfielder was listed among 305 persons to be presented with national awards by President Goodluck Jonathan on September 29 in Abuja.
The midfielder expressed shock at being listed for the national honour and promised to give her best to the country following her recognition.
“I’m really surprised. I feel honoured to be recognised by my nation. But, I still thank God for all and I feel appreciated. It’s a good thing for me that my nation appreciates me,” Oshoala told Goal.
“I think with this I am motivated to do more for my nation because, I wasn’t ignored with what I did earlier.
“My dream is to bring the trophy back to Nigeria after losing it to Equatorial Guinea,” she concluded.
Oshoala is expected to be conferred with the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) award.
She scored seven goals as Nigeria’s U20 Women reached the final in Canada where they narrowly lost to Germany 1-0.