For the fifth time Asisat Oshoala won the CAF Women player of the year and this is one of the interesting thing about the Nigeria female football star who was born in Ikorodu, Lagos state from a Muslim family.
Asisat Oshoala football journey started at an early age in Mushin which her parents was against especially her dad who insisted she must focus on her school, she paid no attention to them and ended up dropping out of school to focus more on Football.
Her football journey has really inspired a lot of young girls, she is the captain for Nigeria National Team Super Falcons and currently plays for the Spanish team Barcelona. Asisat Oshoala started playing for Nigerian clubs FC Robo and Rivers Angels before moving to International clubs which are Liverpool, Chinese club Dailan, and others.
Asisat Oshoala biggest win was when she won the 2015 FA Women’s Cup with Arsenal; two league championships and a cup title with Dalian; and the 2019–20 Copa de la Reina and 2019–20 Supercopa de España Femenina with Barcelona. She was the first African (and Nigerian) player to score a goal in a UEFA Women’s Champions League final and has helped Barcelona reach the semi-finals three consecutive years, and one final. On 16 May 2021, Asisat became the first African woman to win the UEFA Champions League, after Barcelona defeated Chelsea 4–0 in the finals.
In 2014 she was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was named best player at the tournament. She was also named best player and second top goal scorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.
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