The Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala secured her maiden league diadem with the Barcelona. In the aftermath, she said that her desire in life is to continue to aim higher in her chosen career for both club and country.
The four-time African Footballer of the Year recipient who was on Nigeria Football Federation live chart on Instagram said that both successes at club and country will continue to motivate her for more glory as she hope to follow the footsteps of Mercy Akide-Udoh and Perpentua Nwokocha whom she sees as her role models.
The forward duo and some few others motivated her in life and she hopes to do more in her fledging football career. She said she was delighted to have won the women league with Barcelona but that will not be the end of her dream as she hopes to do more with the national team in spite of below par results put up by the team in the recent time.
“It’s a good thing to have won the Spanish Primera Iberdrola but could have been better to have completed the season but the present situation in global sports as played a key role.
“My next goal is to work with my teammates at both club and country to achieve more successes knowing fully well that after one season, another beacon,” she remarks.
The three-time winner of African Women Nations Cup tournament (AWCON) also explained that Nigerians should not see the failure of Super Falcons at qualifying for the Olympics as total failure nor the team had lost its supremo on the continent.
“Its painful when we lose and before now, when we beat teams as much as 5-0 its no news but when teams improve their standard and challenge Nigeria, most critics see it as dwindling fortune of the team.
“This is absolutely not true. It does not add up because we cannot expect other to remain in same position all the time while we continue to beat them silly.
“We should be delighted that continental football is on the rise as other nations showing more commitment in the women game and very soon we should be on same stage with the men’s tournament,” she explained.
In the season, which her team war declared champions, the Nigerian star scored 20 goals and was the second highest scorer in the season after her teammate, Jennifer Hermoso scored 23.
In all her team scored 80 goals and conceded just six without losing any match with 19 wins.
This feat could lift the Nigerian star to another record breaking win for next African Women footballer award unless other contenders are able to do more considering the fact that the FIFA window may not be active before the end of the year.