Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports




FIFA World Cup

Oshoala At 27: A Look At Achievements Of The Barcelona Striker

Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala turned 27 on October 9, 2021. The former Arsenal striker is one of the most decorated women footballers in Africa. We take a look at major highlights of her football career and achievements

Oshoala played for Nigeria's U-20 Women's team, the Falconets at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan where the team finished fourth under Rivers Angels coach, Edwin Okon. She was a midfielder in that tournament. 

Asisat made a return to the U-20 World Cup in 2014 and there, she announced herself to the world. Unlike in 2012 where Edwin Okon played her in midfield, Peter Dedevbo moved her to become a forward where she formed a strong partnership with Chinwendu Ihezuo and Courtney Dike. She later scored 7 goals in the tournament and won the golden ball and golden boot at the World Cup

She joined the Super Falcons after her return from the world cup and won the 2014 African Women's Cup of Nations. In 2015, she was voted the BBC World Women's Footballer of the Year. 

Asisat Oshoala has won the AWCON three times and has won the golden ball and golden boot at the tournament

She won the FA Cup and NWFL trophy with Rivers Angels. FA Cup with Arsenal, Two Chinese Super League trophies, two Spanish League titles, UEFA Women's Champions League, Supercopa Femina, Copa De La Reina

Oshoala has won the African Women Footballer of the Year Award four times and have also been voted African Youth Player of the Year. She has won the Queen of the Pitch award and was a top scorer in the Chinese Super League

When she won the Champions League with Barcelona, she became the first African Woman to do so. She is also the first African Woman to score in a Champions League final

At 27, Asisat Oshoala has achieved a lot and is now the Super Falcons captain. She was named the IFFHS CAF Best Woman Player of the Decade

Content created and supplied by: ZephaniahBethelKalu (via Opera News )

Arsenal Edwin Okon Peter Dedevbo Super Falcons The Barcelona Striker


Load app to read more comments