Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala joins FC Barcelona

Oshoala is a three time recipient of the African Footballer of the Year award
MONTREAL, QC – AUGUST 24: Asisat Oshoala of Nigeria watches the ball descend during the FIFA Women’s U-20 Final against Germany at Olympic Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images/AFP

Nigerian star Asisat Oshoala has completed a loan move from Chinese Club Dalian Quanjian to FC Barcelona until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old Nigerian striker, who has been named African player of the year on three occasions arrived in Barcelona on Thursday to finalise the move in the presence of the director responsible for the section, Maria Teixidor, and sports manager Markel Zubizarreta.

Oshoala has been with Quanjian since February 2017 after stints with English clubs, Arsenal and Liverpool.

She was part of the Super Falcons team that won the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations title in Ghana last year, scoring three goals as Nigeria lifted the title for a ninth time.

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