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    Oshoala, Super Falcons captain, makes Forbes under 30 list

Oshoala, Super Falcons captain, makes Forbes under 30 list

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons forward and captain, has been named in the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 influential personalities of the year 2020 list. Oshoala took to her Twitter page on Tuesday to express her delight for making the prestigious list. "Forever Grateful .....#ForbesAfrica 30 under 30 class of 2020 💪🏾🙏🏾❤️," Oshoala wrote. https://twitter.com/AsisatOshoala/status/1247535186201341954?s=09 The Barcelona forward, who has been having an impressive career run since [...]

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    Oshoala: Barcelona is the best club I’ve ever played for… they helped me improve

Oshoala: Barcelona is the best club I’ve ever played for… they helped me improve

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons captain, says Barcelona is the best club side she has ever played for. Oshoala, who netted her second hat trick for the Lluis Cortes side in FC Barcelona Femeni away win against Logrono on Saturday, told TheCable that the club helped her to improve her game than any other side she had played for. The four-time African women's [...]

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    Oshoala scores four goals in Barca win against Tacon

Oshoala scores four goals in Barca win against Tacon

Fresh from winning her fourth African Women's Footballer of the Year award, Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons forward, has scored four goals in FC Barcelona's 6-0 win over CD Tacon. The Madrid outfit were torn apart in the Women's Spanish Premier Division league encounter played on Saturday. The game was the second-ever women's el clasico encounter following the takeover of CD Tacon by [...]

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    Oshoala: Winning African women’s best player for record fourth time is special to me

Oshoala: Winning African women’s best player for record fourth time is special to me

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons captain, says being crowned 'African women’s player of the year' for a record fourth time is something "special" and "historic" to her. An excited Oshoala disclosed this to TheCable after the 2019 CAF awards ceremony held on Tuesday night at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt. The Nigerian international, who beat South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara [...]

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    FULL LIST: Sadio Mane wins 2019 African footballer of the year

FULL LIST: Sadio Mane wins 2019 African footballer of the year

Senegal's Sadio Mane has beaten Mohamed Salah, his colleague in Liverpool, and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria, to be crowned 2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year. The continent awards which celebrate African footballers and officials who have distinguished themselves during 2019 saw Mane win the prestigious award on Tuesday night -- on his fourth attempt. The Senegalese was finalist [...]

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    Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons crash out of Olympic qualifiers

Super Falcons on Monday failed in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games after playing out a 1-1 draw with Cote D'Ivoire at the Agege stadium in Lagos. The nine-time African champions had a goalless draw in the first leg away in Abidjan on Thursday. The away goal rule was key to the Ivorians booking their place in the Olympics [...]

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    Falcons claim first victory at 2019 Women’s World Cup

Falcons claim first victory at 2019 Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons of Nigeria finally got their first taste of victory at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Korea. The Nigerian ladies, who were beaten in their opening game by Norway, took a first half lead after the opponents scored an own-goal, thanks to Korea’s Kim Doyeon. https://twitter.com/FIFAWWC/status/1138821114803695617 Asisat Oshoala then sealed the victory after the break following a [...]

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France 2019: Falcons to go big against Korea to avoid going home

The Super Falcons will throw all their firewoods into the furnace when they file out against their counterparts from Korea Republic on Wednesday in their second match of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in France. Venue is the Stade des Alpes in the city of Grenoble, where Group A’s bottom-of-the-table clash will begin at 3pm Nigerian time. Thomas Dennerby, head [...]

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    France 2019: Top 10 Super Falcons players of all time

France 2019: Top 10 Super Falcons players of all time

Nigeria may never have been a threat to other countries to win the FIFA Women's World Cup, yet they have provided plenty of entertainment during their seven outings at football's biggest tournament. The nine-time champions of African Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) will forever be remembered as the country that almost knocked out Brazil at the quarter-final stage at USA 1999. When [...]

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    France 2019: How ready are African teams?

France 2019: How ready are African teams?

Exactly five days to the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup kick off in France, TheCable is taking a closer look at the three countries that will represent the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the mundial. It has been a drought of sorts for African teams, and making quarter-finals in France will not be any easier for the threesome. African teams have [...]

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    Oshoala gets new 3-year deal with Barcelona — in absentia

Oshoala gets new 3-year deal with Barcelona — in absentia

Asisat Oshoala has agreed to a three-year deal with Spanish female side, Barcelona Ladies -- in absentia.  The contract was concluded by Oshoala, Barcelona Ladies and Dalian Quajian, her former Chinese club, while the Nigerian star was away in Austria, preparing for the 2019 Women's World Cup. The Super Falcons forward initially joined Barca on a six-month loan from Dalian Quanjian in [...]

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    France 2019: Super Falcons jersey numbers revealed

France 2019: Super Falcons jersey numbers revealed

With less than two weeks to the kick off of the 8th edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup in France, squad numbers for the Super Falcons of Nigeria have been revealed. Thomas Dennerby, the team's head coach, had submitted his final list of players for the mundial on Friday, May 24, to the world football ruling body. And in line with [...]

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    Brighton star, Umotong, missing from Dennerby’s final 23 for Women’s World Cup

Brighton star, Umotong, missing from Dennerby’s final 23 for Women’s World Cup

Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby, has sent his twenty-three final list for the 8th Fifa Women's World Cup in France to the world governing body on Friday, TheCable can report. TheCable understands that there are no surprises in the final list sent to Fifa by Dennerby. Brighton and Hove Albion forward Ini-Abasi Umotong is missing from the list sent to Zurich. The [...]

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    Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin thrashed Asisat Oshoala's Barcelona 4-1 to clinch their fourth back-to-back Champions League trophy at the Ferencvaros Stadium, Budapest. Oshoala's dream of a victory over Lyon to make the Catalan side the first club to win the Champions League with both their male and female sides was dashed. Lyonnais have now won six Champion League title within nine years. Barca, who [...]

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France 2019: Dennerby lists Oshoala, Ebi, Oparanozie, 24 others for World Cup final camp in Austria

Thomas Dennerby, Super Falcons head coach has listed Asisat Oshoala, Onome Ebi, Desire Oparanozie and twenty-four others for the final camp in Austria ahead of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in France between June 7 to July 7, 2019. Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, defenders Josephine Chukwunonye, Osinachi Ohale and Ngozi Ebere, midfielders Rita Chikwelu and Halimatu Ayinde and [...]

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    SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, have been nominated for the 6th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards. Shanghai Shenhua striker will have Ahmed Musa and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars to contend with for the Striker of the Year category. The nomination was announced at a media briefing in Ibis Hotel in Lagos on Thursday. Francisca Ordega of [...]

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