Asisat Oshoala has etched her name in the annals of football history, achieving a remarkable feat as the first Super Falcons player to score in three consecutive World Cups. Her momentous achievement came to fruition during the thrilling encounter against the Republic of Ireland, where the Super Falcons emerged victorious with a scoreline of 3-2.
Despite passing a late fitness test, the Barcelona Femeni forward was introduced in the 64th minute, proving her tenacity and dedication to the game. Oshoala’s goal was a testament to her sharp instincts, capitalizing on a lapse in defending by the co-hosts to secure the Super Falcons’ third goal in the match.
Joining her in the ranks of scorers were Uchenna Kanu and Osinachi Ohale, contributing to the enthralling victory. Oshoala’s journey to this milestone began in the 2015 edition of the World Cup hosted by Canada, where she netted her first goal for the Super Falcons during the 3-3 draw against Sweden.
In the following edition four years later, she once again showcased her prowess, scoring in the 2-0 draw against South Korea. Now, with her recent goal against the Republic of Ireland, Oshoala stands as a trailblazer, leaving an indelible mark on the history of women’s football and representing the pride of the Super Falcons and her nation.
As the 28-year-old continues her football journey, her accomplishments inspire and uplift, showcasing the immense talent and dedication of Nigerian footballers on the world stage. We celebrate Asisat Oshoala’s historic achievement and eagerly await more remarkable moments from this football icon.