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FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ASISAT OSHOALA



By Dauda Musbau


Asisat Oshoala in her late twenties, has reached the peak of her career but not stopping. She has become a real definition of success through hard work, commitment, resilience and consistency. The Barcelona star is just 27 and has become most celebrated and decorated African female footballer.


The Queen of the pitch award winner being 27 years old still has a promising future ahead of her and stand a chance of winning a female ballon d'or. That, would make her become the female footballer that has ever played football as a game.

The Nigeria international has yet added to her honor by winning CAF African Women Player of the year.


Below are five things to know about Asisat Oshoala.


1- She is the most decorated African female footballer with a record of five times CAF African Women's Footballer, UEFA Women's Champions League,FA Women's Cup, Nigeria Women's Cup and host of others.


2- She became the first African and Nigeria to score in a Champions league final against Lyon in 2019.


3- In September 2014, Former President Goodluck Jonathan honored her with the Member Of The Order Of The Niger. The feat that made her to be the first Nigeria female footballer to be honored.


4- Oshoala in 2015, established Asisat Oshoala Foundation, focused on empowering the girl-child education and humanitarian services.


5- In June 2022, Oshoala launched Asisat Oshola Academy (AOA) under the umbrella of her foundation (Asisat Oshoala Foundation) partnership with Nike and Women Win.


AOA is designed to provide access to football and lifeskills for marginalized schoolgirls in Lagos.


Dauda Musbau is a freelance journalist who writes for Pen Press, Udus; the literature-in-English student can be reached via [email protected]

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