Asisat Oshoala
Asisat Oshoala

I Want To Create My Own History - Asisat Oshoala

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala, after she was crowned the 2019 African Women's Player of the Year award on Tuesday, said she wants to 'create her own history.'

The Barcelona forward became the second woman in the history of African game to win the honour four times, equalling the record of fellow Nigerian, Perpetua Nkwocha.

But the Super Falcons captain who was excited to have reclaimed the title she last won in 2017 said she'd push to create her own history.

"I am really excited - proud of myself, four times is something to always remember," the 25-year-old told BBC Sport Africa.

"It keeps me going but of course there is still more work to do, I want to create my own history and not just equal someone else's record - I'm going to give my best to create mine," she said.

Oshoala beat last year's winner, Thembi Kgatlana of Beijing BG Phoenix and South Africa, and Valerenga and Cameroon forward, Ajara Nchout.

"I was actually tense about it, but it was an historical night for me," she added.

Nkwocha, who is regarded as one of the greatest African footballers claimed the award back-to-back in 2004 and 2005 and repeated the same feat again in 2010 and 2011.

Oshoala, who has 10 goals in 13 appearances after joining Spanish side Barcelona in February, claimed the award in 2014, 2016, 2017 and now in 2019.

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