Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala has completed a switch from Merseyside outfit Liverpool to Arsenal Ladies as confirmed by the North London club.
The 21 year-old striker spent the 2015 season with Liverpool, where she became the first player from Africa to feature in the Women’s Super League. She scored three goals in 12 league appearances for the Reds.
Confirming the capturing of the former Rivers Angels striker, Arsenal in an official statement on its officail website wrote;
“Arsenal Ladies have completed the signing of Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala. The Talented Nigeria international striker has joined Pedro Martinez Losa’s side from Liverpool”
Reacting to the Nigerian international’s arrival, Arsenal Ladies manager Pedro Losa:
“Asisat is a fantastic talent and will be a great addition to our squad. She is quick, with excellent feet and has proven she can score goals so it’s very positive she has decided to join us.” Losa told the Arsenal website.
Oshoala joined Liverpool Ladies in January 2015 but missed two months of the 2015 season with a knee injury, as defending champions Liverpool finished seventh of eight teams.
In January 2016 Liverpool reported that a transfer bid from Arsenal Ladies had activated the release clause in Oshoala’s contract and that she was discussing personal terms with the London club which has now materialized.
On the international stage, Asisat has represented Nigeria with distinction at youth and senior level. In 2014, she was player of the tournament at both the Under-20 World Cup and the African Women’s Championship.
She was also named the BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year in 2015.
She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.