Nigeria striker Asisat Oshoala has helped her Spanish club, FC Barcelona to emerge champions for the first time in five years.
Oshoala scored 20 goals in 19 appearances to celebrate her first league title in Europe with Barcelona, after the previous playing with Liverpool and Arsenal in England.
She celebrated on her Twitter Asisat M.O.N @ AsisatOshoala “21 games played, 19 won, 2 draws, 0 defeat, 86 goals for, 6 goals against. Top of the league since game day 3. I’m just gonna say we have the best team @FCBfemeni, congratulations my queens, ever working for the technical crew, fans all around the world. WE MADE IT! CHAMPIONS 19/20.”
The Barcelona women’s team claimed the Spanish Primera Iberdrola title for the first time since 2015 after the club executives endorsed the decision of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RSFF) to cancel the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Following the cancellation, Barcelona won the league with 59 points from 21 matches and without losing a game to become the fifth team to achieve such a feat.
The 25-year-old has previously won league titles twice with Dalian Quanjian in the Chinese Women’s Super League and the latest her third since moving abroad in 2015.
The four-time African Women’s Player of the Year winner, who won the Copa Catalunya last August and Super Women’s Cup in February, took to social media to celebrate her latest feat.
Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON (born 9 October 1994) found success as a forward for Nigeria’s youth teams but made most of her early appearances for the senior national team as an attacking midfielder.
A celebrated Nigeria striker, Oshoala was named the best player at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was the top goalscorer at the tournament with seven goals. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship. She also won the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2015.
In September 2014 Oshoala was made a Member of the Order of the Niger by President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan. On 8 June 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada, Oshoala opened her senior FIFA Women’s World Cup account by scoring Nigeria’s second goal in a 3–3 draw with Sweden. Oshoala was also a member of the Super Falcons team who won the African Women’s Championship in 2016 and 2018. She scored three goals in the 2018 Edition in Ghana.