Oshoala, the African ‘queen’ who planted her family to play

first_imgThe Barça attacker was tanning in several clubs in her country, with which she came to play the 2015 World Cup, and set course for the best leagues in the world. His life then walked between a ball and a suitcase, beating goals on three different continents. He tried his luck at the Premier (Liverpool and Arsenal) and in the Chinese Super League (Dalian).And, last year, he landed at Barça, where he stands as one of the team’s stars. Little remains of that family pact. Oshoala, image of Nike, has managed to make a living from soccer and demonstrate that any African can do it. For this reason, he has a foundation in his country with which he tries to make parents aware of letting their daughters play. A reference on and off the field. Asisat Oshoala is being one of the most outstanding players this season, in which she remains the second top scorer in Primera (20 goals). The Barça player is a manual forward, fast, strong and with a lot of goals, characteristics with which she continues to demonstrate why she has won her fourth African Ballon d’Or this year, a figure that has only been achieved Etoo, Yaya Touré and Nkwocha.But, beyond its sporting success, Oshoala stands out for being a symbol for African girls and young people who dream of being a footballer. Born in 1994 in Ikorudu (Nigeria), Oshoala always wanted to play soccer, despite the fact that her parents did not support her love for this sport. To convince them, the Nigerian attacker had to come to a pact: if she didn’t get a professional contract in two years, she would have to get married and have children. There his career began.last_img

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