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Video: Barcelona Femeni star, Oshoala, trains in Mushin Lagos with Atletico Madrid jersey


Super Falcons and Barcelona Femeni forward, Asisat Oshoala, was spotted training in Mushin, a suburb of Lagos state, Nigeria, following Nigeria’s exit from the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

In the video, Oshoala was seen training at a local field in Mushin, wearing a jersey with the number 19, which belongs to a French international and Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade’s Spanish Liga F club, Atlético Madrid teammate, Aïssatou Tounkara

Oshoala matched the jersey with her Barcelona shorts.

It is believed that she might have exchanged jerseys with the defender in one of their Liga F games in Spain.

The video captions, “Asisat Oshoala had a training session in Mushin as she worked to recover from the World Cup heartbreak.”

One of the top female players in Africa and the world, Asisat Oshoala, began her football career on the streets of Ikorodu, a city in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Her parents did not support her passion for football and wanted her to concentrate on her studies and become a lawyer.

She ran away to her grandmother’s house to avoid trouble.

In 2009, when she was 15 years old, she joined FC Robo, a local club in Lagos.

Her coach, Emmanuel Osahon, recognized her talent and dedication.

He said: “Asisat was very obedient and stubborn on the pitch.

“When she didn’t score, she would refuse to eat.”

In 2013, at the age of 18, Asisat Oshoala played her first game for the Nigeria national team.

She was the top scorer and the best player in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, where the Nigerian team clinched the second position.

She scored four goals in the tournament.

Moving to Europe, she joined Liverpool Ladies in England in 2015.

She also played for Arsenal Ladies and Dalian Quanjian in China before becoming a Barcelona player in 2019.

She is the most successful African female player ever, winning four African Women’s Footballer of the Year awards in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

She has also won three Spanish league titles, two Spanish Cup titles, and one UEFA Women’s Champions League title with Barcelona.

She made history in 2021 as the first African woman to win the Champions League, scoring a goal in the final against Chelsea.

She has played for Nigeria in three FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments in 2015, 2019, and 2023, scoring in each of them.

She is the first Nigerian player, male or female, to do this.

She has also won three African Women’s Cup of Nations titles with Nigeria in 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Oshoala is a role model for many young girls and boys who aspire to play football at the highest level.

She has faced many difficulties and challenges to achieve her goals.

She is a proud representative of her country and continent and a true champion on and off the field.

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