By Amosu Adeboye, LAGOS
Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the Liga Iberdrola player of the week honour following her impressive showing for Barcelona Ladies in their 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid Ladies at the Wanda Metropolitano last Sunday.
The game was watched by 60, 739 fans, a new record for a women’s club match.
Oshoala opened scoring for Barcelona in the 65th minute of the keenly contested encounter.
It was the former Arsenal and Liverpool Ladies’ starlet’s fifth goal in five appearances for Barcelona Ladies in the Liga Iberdrola since her arrival on loan from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian in January.
The former African women’s football best footballer award winner was however replaced by English woman Toni Duggan who scored the second goal 10 minutes from time
Also nominated for the individual award are, Real Betis Balompie’s Yaiza Relea Ramos and Equatorial Guinean starlet, Jade Boho Sayo who plays for Logrono.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria international is doubtful for Barcelona Ladies Liga Iberdrola clash against LSK Kvinner on Wednesday due to hamstring injury.
“MEDICAL COMMUNICATION @AsisatOshoala has an injury to the hamstrings of the left thigh. Her chances of playing against LSK Kvinner on Wednesday is low and the evolution will mark its availability #FCBFemeni,” reads a tweet on the club’s official Twitter handle.
Oshoala is expected to feature for Nigeria at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France where she will be one of the major attractions of the competition.
The Super Falcons are in Group A along with hosts France, South Korea and Norway.