It’s been an emotional couple of hours for Nigeria and Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala! She has become the first Nigerian, and the first African winner of the European Women’s Champion’s League.
The multi-award winner won this as the second-half substitute for Barcelona Femenino as they won Chelsea away 4-0.
The 26-year-old has been over the moon expressing her joy at such a monumental win. She told BBC Sport Africa – “It was very important not to make the mistakes of the past [4-1 loss to Lyon] but to learn from it…I can only thank God who has made everything possible through sheer hard work, by playing alongside this incredibly talented group that creates a lovely family atmosphere.”
“It’s is a great feeling and I can’t really put my emotions into words because it has been a tough journey to get here.”
“I hope this will continue to inspire other young girls in Africa and motivate everyone around the world that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to and work hard for it.”
Exceptional words to live by. Congratulations to Asisat Oshoala and the entire team.
Photo Credit: @AsisatOshoala (Twitter)