Africa’s soccer queen, Oshoala, signs for Liverpool
AFRICA’S reigning Female Footballer of the Year and Nigeria’s starlet, Asisat Oshoala, has sealed a deal with English clubside, Liverpool FC.
Oshoala, who won the MVP awards in both FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the Africa Women’s Championship, was signed from her Port Harcourt-based River Angels.
Amid profuse joy, she said: “Since I began my football career, I have always dreamt of being a professional footballer, so to be able to join the reigning Women’s Super League champions is absolutely fantastic,” she told the club’s website.
“Liverpool Ladies are a massive club, who have some fantastic players who I believe can help to develop my game to the next level. It was also a big incentive to be able to play in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, which is a huge competition and one I’m confident we can do well in.”
Matt Beard, Liverpool ladies coach, also spoke of the player. “I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed Asisat as she is one of the world’s top young footballers. Asisat proved at the U20 World Cup what a top-class talent she is and this signing is a big coup for us.”