Nigerian star who plays for Barcelona tops list of 30 celebrated women for their global achievements

Nigerian star who plays for Barcelona tops list of 30 celebrated women for their global achievements

- Asisat Oshoala has been named in the list of 30 women making waves in the world

- The Super Falcons star is celebrated for her achievement in the world on International Women's Day

- Some other Nigerian women made the cut including Grace Ukwuenyi, Grace Ladoja and others

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Nigeria and FC Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala has been named among the top 30 inspiring women in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8.

The 26-year-old Super Falcons attacker joined the Catalan club in 2019 and has been an incredible performer for them since then.

Stats show that she has scored a staggering 33 goals in 32 appearances for them and helped them win the league title last campaign.

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As if that was not enough, she also inspired them to the final of the women's UEFA Champions League but lost to eventual winners Lyon who ran off with a 4-1 victory.

Nigerian star who plays for Barcelona tops list of 30 Inspirational Women
Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala warming up before Barcelona's league game against Real Betis last month. Photo by Alex Caparros
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This season alone, she has 10 goals in 14 appearances across all competitions for the Spanish League outfit.

Oshoala has equally replicated her quality in the national team winning the Africa Women Footballer of the year four times. With her present form, she could win it again soon.

The former Arsenal and Liverpool ladies' forward has led the Super Falcons to three back-to-back Africa Women's Championship with a number of other individual awards including the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year in 2015.

However, she is not the only Nigerian woman on the list compiled by Forbes, the likes of Grace Ukwuenyi, founder of an award-winning lifestyle app, and Grace Ladoja, founder of Metallic Inc were equally celebrated.

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Also on the shortlist are Nigerian female polo player Aishatu Ahmad, Moe Odele, founder of Sale my Hustle, Lola Ogunkoya, founder of Black women in Finance, Opeyemi Sofoluke, Sally Suleiman, Amina Ibrahim, Nicky Bamgbade, and Sandra Igwe. earlier reported that Barcelona superstar Asisat Oshoala is disappointed with Manchester United after dropping points against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park during their mid-week Premier League fixture.

The Red Devils are now trailing their city rivals Manchester City with 14 points after 27 rounds of matches so far this campaign.

Despite showing flashes of earlier in the season, the Old Trafford outfit has drawn nine games - putting their title contention in serious doubt with many calling out the manager.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.


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