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Oshoala withdraws from AWCON due to knee injury

Oshoala withdraws from AWCON due to knee injury
July 06
16:28 2022

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced that Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker, will be out of the remainder of the ongoing  2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) due to a knee injury.

The federation announced the development in a tweet on its verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Oshoala got injured in the Falcons’ 2-1 loss to the Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the team’s opening group game of the competition staged in Morocco.

She strained the “medial collateral ligament” in one of her knees and is billed to return to Spain on Thursday.


“Sad news from Super Falcons camp: Top striker Asisat Oshoala is out of the ongoing WAFCON 2022,” the tweet reads.

“She sustained a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament strain in the game against South Africa. She is due back in Spain on Thursday. Get well quick, Asisat!”

The past year has been a tumultuous one for the 27-year-old with recurring knee injuries crippling her shine.


She was laid off for at least three months of last season due to injuries but returned to help Barcelona Femeni win the Spanish Primera Division and became the first African woman to win the league’s highest goalscorer gong.

The Falcons will continue their 2022 AWCON campaign against Botswana on Thursday before Burundi in their final group game on Sunday.


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