On Thursday, December 28, Asisat Oshoala, the celebrated Nigerian women’s footballer, shared a special moment as she presented her prestigious 2023 African Women Footballer of the Year award to President Bola Tinubu and First Lady Oluremi Tinubu in Lagos.
Having clinched the annual award for Africa’s best female football player in December, bestowed upon her by the Confederation of African Football, Asisat continues to make history with her remarkable achievements. This marks her impressive sixth win of the African Women Footballer of the Year title, reinforcing her status as a football icon.
The heartwarming ceremony in Lagos not only showcased Asisat’s outstanding talent but also highlighted the recognition and appreciation she receives on both national and continental levels. The shared joy of presenting the award to the esteemed President and First Lady adds a personal touch to Asisat’s remarkable journey in women’s football.
As she continues to inspire fans and aspiring athletes alike, Asisat Oshoala remains a shining example of excellence and dedication in the world of African women’s football.
She said the presentation was in recognition of the support of the first couple towards her successful outing at the tourney.
”I love to appreciate the President and the First Lady for actually allowing me to present their work to them. Because I feel like during the World Cup tournament, we had a couple of issues.
”They came in to actually help us out and especially monitoring after the tournament, she stretched a supportive hand towards the girls.
”If something good is coming out of that team, I think it’s only right for her to be aware and also shown this thing and so she knows that we really do appreciate that support,” she said.
She also tipped the Super Eagles as the favourite to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
“Nothing, nothing to expect other than Super Eagles winning every game. We’re going for Gold. We have this calibre of superstars and it’s about football.
“I feel like the guys are actually mentally ready, and I feel like they’re going to have a good outcome,” she said.