UEFA: Oshoala on fire.
By Elegbede Abiodun
After helping Barcelona reach their fifth consecutive semi-final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League in a season where she has scored 24 goals in 30 matches across all competitions, European football governing body UEFA has hinted that Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala, is the best women’s striker in the world, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
The Nigerian has been in fine form for the Blaugrana both in the Primera Division Femenina and Europe.
Oshoala scored and provided an assist as Barcelona hammered Roma 5-1 last Wednesday to reach a fifth straight UEFA women’s Champions League semi-finals.
Oshoala, who is the sole record holder of the CAF Women’s Player of The Year Award, after winning it for a record fifth time, has been in superb form for the Catalans despite a season blighted by injuries.
Despite being injury-laden for a large part of last season (three months), Oshoala finished top scorer in the Liga Iberdrola with 20 goals in 19 appearances to become the first African to win the Pichichi award in Spain.
She is on course to win the award for the second time as she currently sits second on the scorers’ charts with 19 goals, three less than Levante’s Alba Redondo, who occupies the top spot.
Oshoala’s impressive display has not gone unnoticed by UEFA, who on their Twitter handle, asked if the former Robo FC striker was the best forward so far this season.
With a picture of the forward and her stats, UEFA Women’s Champions League wrote, “The best striker in the world right now? Asisat Oshoala has been on fire this season.”
With 23 goals in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, the 28-year-old is 15 goals shy of making the top 10 at all-time goal scorers chart in the competition.