Asisat Oshoala, the captain of the Nigerian SuperFalcons, has made history as the first Nigerian and African woman to win the Champions League Cup with the Barcelona women’s team.
Barcelona beat Chelsea 4-0 in the final of the 2020-21 edition, with the 26-year-old striker coming on in the 71st minute. In the closing stages of the match, the four-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year added a fifth goal, but her strike was disallowed due to her being offside.
“It was very important not to make the mistakes of the past [4-1 loss to Lyon] but to learn from it,” Oshoala told BBC Sport Africa.
Asisat has since earned accolades such as the 2015 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, the 2014 African Women’s Championship Golden Ball, the 2016 African Women’s Championship Golden Boot, and the 2017 Chinese Women’s Super League Top Scorer.
This Champions League title adds to the forward’s several club trophies. She now has 10 titles in her club career, making her the most successful player in Nigerian women’s football history.
Aside from being the first African and Nigerian to win the title, she also made history in the 2019 final as the first African and Nigerian to score in a Champions League final.