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NWSL: Asisat Oshoala happy to make history with Bay FC first ever goal



By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala is beaming with joy after playing a pivotal role in securing a crucial away victory for NWSL side Bay FC against Angel City in their inaugural league match.

Oshoala, formerly of Arsenal, etched her name in the history books by netting the winning goal for the expansion team in their debut league fixture on Monday.

In the 17th minute of the game, Bay FC’s Tess Boade intercepted a pass and swiftly located Oshoala in the box, who wasted no time in slotting the ball into the upper right corner with her first touch.

Reflecting on her milestone strike, Oshoala expressed her delight, stating, “My career has always been about making history, and I am very happy to be a part of the history at this club.”

The six-time African Women’s Player of the Year made the move to Bay FC from European powerhouses FC Barcelona, where she achieved numerous historic milestones.

Oshoala’s illustrious career includes leading the U-20 national team to the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, marking Africa’s best performance in the tournament.

Additionally, she remains the first and only African player to have lifted the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) trophy, clinching the prestigious title twice during her tenure with the Catalan giants.

Having surpassed her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha to become the player with the most CAF Women’s Player of the Year awards, Oshoala aims to continue her legacy at Bay FC.

With her historic goal in their debut match, the forward sets the stage for further achievements with her new team, hoping to leave an indelible mark in the club’s burgeoning history.

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