17 February 2017
After weeks of speculations, Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala has completed a move to Chinese Club, Dalian Quanjian.
Oshoala’s departure from the Women’s Super League One club, Arsenal Ladies to Quanjian in the Chinese Women’s Super League was confirmed by an official statement on Arsenal website on Wednesday.
The club thanked the Nigerian forward for her contribution to the Arsenal Ladies last season and wish her well in China.
“We would like to thank Asisat for her contribution to Arsenal Ladies during the 2016 season and wish her well in her upcoming move, which is subject to the completion of the player registration process.”
Oshoala joined the Arsenal Ladies from Liverpool in March 2016 and made 11 appearance for the Gunners. She was part of the Gunners’ squad that won the Women’s FA Cup in 2016.
After she impressed at the 2014 Female U-20 Championship, winning both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball, Oshoala joined Liverpool in January 2015.
Thus, she became the first player from Africa to compete in the English Women’s Super League. Oshoala scored three goals in 12 games for Liverpool before she joined Arsenal.
She was named the first ever BBC Women’s Player of the year in 2015, beating Spain’s Veronica Boquete, German Nadine Kessler, Scot Kim Little and Brazilian Marta to the honour.
Oshoala who participated in the last Women World Cup in Canada, was voted the African Women’s Player of the Year at the 2016 Glo CAF Awards.
She was part of the Super Falcons squad that won the African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon last year. She finished as the Competitions’ leading goal scorer.
Oshoala will be joined in Quanjian by Cameroonian Forward, Gaëlle Deborah Enganamouit and the move is reported to be around a whopping sum of N7m a month salary.
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
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