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Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala joins Arsenal Ladies

Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala joins Arsenal Ladies

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Nigeria international striker Asisat Oshoala has joined Arsenal Ladies from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee, the club has announced.

The 2014 African Women’s Footballer of the Year spent the 2015 season with Liverpool, where she became the first player from Africa to feature in the Women’s Super League.

The 21-year-old striker scored three goals in 12 league appearances for the Reds.

On the international stage, Asisat has represented Nigeria with distinction at youth and senior level.

She was named best player and with seven goals was also the top goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.

For the young talented striker, moving to Arsenal Ladies is a “dream come true”.

“It feels like a dream come true,” she told Arsenal Player. “It was the team I supported when I was small. When I first started playing and watching football, I started supporting Arsenal because I love good football.

“Everyone is happy because it is a very popular club in my country. Having their own player playing for the club is a great thing. Everyone was happy about it not just my family but football fans around Nigeria,” Asisat Oshoala said.

Arsenal Ladies kick off their season against Birmingham Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup on Sunday.