Asisat Oshoala is arguably the most famous female footballer that the African continent is proud of at the moment. The spectacular and sensational footballer rose from playing on the dusty streets of Lagos, to the green stadia of top European football clubs.
Currently, Asisat Oshoala is the rave of the moment. The beautiful Nigerian International guided her team, Barcelona femina, to a historic female champions league victory against Chelsea women last weekend.
But the story of Asisat Oshoala have not always been rosy. Excelling in a female league that is sometimes ignored by fans, can be difficult at times. It takes only the toughest and courageous women to earn the love and admiration of the fans, and Asisat Oshoala possesses the above mentioned qualities.
I recently stumbled upon a throwback picture of Asisat online, and it really awakened a feeling of hope in my heart.
The undated photo depicts the Fc Barcelona star with her teammates during her days with Fc Robo international in Nigeria. The smile on the faces of those beautiful female footballers represents hope, even in the midst of the unfavorable playing conditions associated with female football leagues in developing countries.
Born in October 1994, Asisat Oshoala was keen on playing football from a very young age. She has disclosed in various interviews, that her parents were not initially in support of her decision to quit school and play football professionally. But she managed to convince them with her determination, and commitment to the beautiful game.
Asisat Oshoala has inspired many young girls who wish to play football professionally to take a bold step, one step at a time. From Robo Fc international, to Liverpool fc. From Liverpool to China, and then Barcelona, Asisat Oshoala has truly written her name in the golden books of female footballers.
Finding motivation can be very hard these days, the current global situation has really dampened the hopes and expectations of so many persons.
The popular saying that states that "When one door closes, another opens." is becoming a mirage in these present times. But in the midst of all that is going on with you now, just bear in mind that you're not alone in the struggle, keep pushing and one day there will be a bright light just beyond the bend.
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