Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala, has stayed confident that her move to Barcelona Women’s club will shape her performance in the forthcoming Women’s World Cup – France 2019.
The three-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year made this known in a media report on FIFA’s Webpage published on Monday.
Speaking on the heels of the last African CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations the former Arsenal and Liverpool player, reckoned that though Nigeria won the championship but not without speck that the team is ‘rusty’.
“Joining Barcelona is a good one for me and for my country. We are optimistic as we get prepared. I already told my team-mates that no-one that’s qualified for the World Cup is a pushover. We’re among the champions of our own continents. It’s champions against champions. The group is open but it’s very high quality.”
“For the CAF tournament, I remember that the team has not been together properly for about two years, which has made things more difficult because we hadn’t had many proper sessions, we were just together for about two weeks prior to the tournament and it was pretty difficult,” she explained to FIFA.com.
“Our goal at the start was to qualify for the World Cup but we ended up winning it in the end. This has given us a lot of confidence going into the World Cup, ahead of our friendly games and for the team to perform better,” she added.
Oshoala has been named African Footballer of the Year on three occasions (2017, 2016 & 2014). She won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball at the U20 World Cup in 2014. She was also top goalscorer in the Chinese Super League in 2017.