Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Asisat Oshoala (middle) in a photograph with club officials after signing the contract

Nigerian star striker, Asisat Oshoala, has completed a loan move to FC Barcelona from Chinese side Dalian Quanjian FC for the remainder of the 2018/2019 season.

Asisat, who was part of Nigeria’s victorious team at the 2018 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations held in Ghana, completed her medicals and signed the contract on Thursday.

The three-time CAF Women Footballer of the Year said she was happy to meet up and play with Vicky Losada, with whom she played at English side, Arsenal.

“This is obviously one of the best clubs in the world. The team has a great history and wonderful football mentality,” Oshoala said.

 “I am excited about playing with Vicky Losada again. She’s a great midfielder, with a lot of energy and skill. I also met Fabiana in China and she helped me to make this decision.”

“My goal is to strengthen the team and help them to win and make history. This is a fantastic opportunity because I’m sure something big will happen here,” Oshoala added.


Oshoala joins Barcelona who are placed second on the Primera Division Feminina table behind Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona play their next game on February 3 against Albacete.