Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – Asisat Oshoala, the 2021 African Women’s Player of the Year, has been congratulated by her fellow Nigerian footballers over her exceptional performance in Barcelona Femeni. The Spanish club has scored an impressive 108 league goals this season, of which Oshoala scored 20, further cementing her status as one of Africa’s best women footballers.
In response to her outstanding performance, notable Nigerian footballers such as Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen, Ahmed Musa, and Henry Onyekuru, all professional footballers in Europe, took to social media to congratulate the Barcelona Femeni forward. Ighalo, who currently plays for Watford in the English Premier League, described Oshoala’s feat as “unbelievable.”
“Congratulations my dear sister. You are a pride to African football, and I am so proud of you. Keep soaring high,” Ighalo wrote in a tweet.
Similarly, Victor Osimhen, the Napoli striker, tweeted, “Congratulations to the African Queen. You’ve made us all proud.”
Ahmed Musa, the Nigerian winger who currently plays for Kano Pillars FC, also congratulated Oshoala, saying, “You are an inspiration to many young girls in Africa. Keep shining.”
Henry Onyekuru, who plays for Greek club Olympiacos, also congratulated Oshoala, saying, “You are taking African women’s football to new heights. Keep breaking records.”
Oshoala’s excellent performance this season has been lauded by football enthusiasts globally, with many describing her as one of the best female footballers in the world. Her 20 goals helped Barcelona to clinch their seventh Primera Division title in a row, and she also scored in the Champions League final, although it was not enough to prevent a 4-0 defeat to Chelsea.
Oshoala’s impact on women’s football in Africa cannot be overstated. She has continued to inspire young girls in Africa to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams. Her success in Barcelona Femeni is a testament to her dedication and hard work, and it is no surprise that her fellow Nigerian footballers are celebrating her achievements.
In conclusion, Asisat Oshoala’s feat in Barcelona Femeni has not only put Nigeria on the map in women’s football globally, but it has also continued to inspire young girls in Africa to take up the sport. With her achievements, Oshoala has indeed become an icon in women’s football, and her fellow Nigerian footballers’ congratulatory messages are proof of the impact she has made.