We all know this was coming sooner or later. The young Nigerian female soccer star has been consistent in form and has received multiple awards for her hard work and commitment.
The African Woman Footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala, has joined Liverpool Ladies FC, on a 5 year deal.
The Women’s Super League Champions secured the signature of the 20 year-old Nigerian international from Nigerian Women’s Championship title winners, Rivers Angels.
“Liverpool Ladies are delighted to annnounce the signing of recently crowned African Women’s Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala,” Liverpool wrote on their official website.
Asisat who helped Rivers Angels win their first league title victory since 2010 when they beat Pelican Stars described joining the Liverpool Ladies as “absolutely fantastic.”
“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.
“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.”
Liverpool Ladies manager, Matt Beard said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed Asisat as she is one of the World’s top young footballers. Asisat proved in the U20 World Cup what a top class talent she is and this signing is a big coup for us.
“The Women’s Super League continues to improve year after year so it is vital that we strengthen our squad following last season’s successful title defence. This signing is definitely one that the supporters can be extremely excited about.
Asisat is currently regarded as Nigeria’s biggest football talent in the women’s game after claiming the most valuable player and top scorer’s awards at last year’s Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup.