Nigerian star in tears during 1 minute silence in honour of her late step-mum, goes on to score brace in match

Nigerian star in tears during 1 minute silence in honour of her late step-mum, goes on to score brace in match

- Asisat Oshoala honoured her late step-mother in style while on duty for Barcelona

- The four-time African Footballer Player of the Year scored a brace in Barca's 7-0 win over Rayo Vallecano

- The 26-year-old pulled her shirt in honour of her step-mother who passed on a few days ago

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After a one-minute silence was observed during Barcelona's match with Rayo Vallecano in honour of Asisat Oshoala's step-mother, the Nigerian striker went on to score two goals.

Oshoala's recently lost her step-mum to the cold hands of death but that did not stop the 26-year-old from finding the back of the net twice in their 7-0 win over Rayo.

Before kick-off at the Johan Cryuff stadium, there was a minute silence before the match in honour of Oshoala’s step-mother.

Nigerian star in tears during one minute silence in honour of her late step-mum, goes on 2 score brace for Barca in the match
Asisat Oshoal scored a brace in the 7-0 win over Rayo Vallecano and celebrated in honour of her step-mother. Photo by Pedro Salado
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Jenni Hermoso gave Barca Ladies the lead in the fourth minute following a goal-mouth scramble in the box.

Alexis Putellas made it 2-0 seven minutes later then Oshoala got her name on the scoresheet in the 15th minute to make it 3-0.

Rayo keeper saved a long-range effort from Caroline Graham fell kindly for Putellas before making it 4-0 and completing her brace.

The four-time African Footballer of the Year made it 5-0 and celebrated with a shirt worn under her jersey dedicated to her step-mother who died a few days ago.

Maria Pilar Leon and Aitana Bonmati completed the rout as the champions went away with a 7-0 win.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that It is indeed a sad period for Nigerian female footballer Asisat Oshoala who had lost a close family member.

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The footballer had taken to her official page on Instagram with the sad news of her stepmother’s passing.

Oshoala in her post noted that there are times when life hits people in places where they cannot respond.

She also posted a video mashup showing different photos of her deceased stepmother.

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