The Nigerian Amazon helped Barcelona win the club’s first-ever Champions League trophy with an emphatic victory over Chelsea in Sweden on Sunday night
Praises have not stopped flowing in the direction of Asisat Oshoala after the Super Falcons striker played her part in powering Barcelona to lift the UEFA Women Champions League.
Oshoala was a 71st-minute substitute as Barcelona blasted four first-half goals past Chelsea at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The 26-year-old had a late goal ruled out for offside against the Blues but would be contented with the four goals she scored to help the Spaniards get to the final.
Oshoala netted Barca’s consolation goal when they lost 4-1 to French side Lyon in the 2019 final.
But with that disappointment now dumped into the bin of history, Oshoala becomes the first Nigerian and African to win female football’s premier club competition.
The four-time African women footballer of the year thus adds the Champions League trophy to the two league titles, the Copa de la Reina, the Supercopa Femenina, and the two Catalunya Femenina cups she has won during her successful three-year stay in Spain.
Such incredible exploits have had many singing Oshoala’s praises on social media site, Twitter.
All I Do Is Win, Win, Win No Matter What! 🔥🔥🔥— Girlsinlovewithsports.com.gh (@Girlsinlovewit1) May 17, 2021
Congrats @asisat_oshoala for winning the 2020/2021 UEFA Women's Champions League with Barcelona after defeating Chelsea 4-0. FIRST AFRICAN PLAYER to win the UWCL!#Superzee pic.twitter.com/kPCA0vM3uY
Asisat Oshoala is undoubtedly, convincingly and unfailingly winning the African Women best player of the year,— BarcaPrincipal 🕒 (@JamJam_JimJim) May 16, 2021
Any doubts??? 😏 😏 😏
Asisat Oshoala:— Ọlámìdé O. Abé (@MrJoyoung) May 16, 2021
🏆 3 African Women’s Championship
🏆 2 Nigerian Women’s Cup
🏆 2 Primera Division
🏆 1 Nigerian Women’s Championship
🏆 1 Chinese Women’s Super League
🏆 1 Copa de la Reina
🏆 1 Supercopa Femenina
🏆 1 FA Women’s Cup
🏆 1 Women’s Champions League
SERIAL WINNER pic.twitter.com/oCcqZeHlqq
Oshoala – a history maker😍— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) May 16, 2021
2019: She became the first African to score in a #UWCLfinal as Lyon beat Barcelona 4-1 in the final.
2021: #Nigeria's @AsisatOshoala becomes the first African winner of the Women's Champions League as @FCBfemeni beat Chelsea 4-0 in the #UWCLfinal2021 pic.twitter.com/0RG8v5ahkX
Oshoala, it would be recalled, has won three African Women Championship trophies with the Super Falcons during a glittering playing career just approaching its peak.