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Liverpool Ladies FC sign Nigerian football star, Asisat Oshoala

Fola Akintomide

Liverpool FC Ladies have completed the signing of Nigerian football sensation Asisat Oshaola. The 20 year old striker will join the Liverpool based club on a 5-year deal.

The Women’s Super League Champions, secured the signature of the highly rated 20 year-old Nigerian international from Nigerian Women’s Championship title winners, Rivers Angels.

Asisat is an explosive forward who was voted as the ‘Most Valuable Player’ at the U20 World Cup in Canada in 2014 finishing as the top goalscorer as the Falconets finished runners up to Germany.

Asisat also helped Rivers Angels to their first league title victory since 2010 as they beat Pelican Stars to the title as well as helping Rivers Angels to retain the Nigerian Women’s Cup.

Liverpool Ladies FC sign Nigerian football star, Asisat Oshoala

Matt Beard’s side are currently preparing for the upcoming WSL and Champions League campaigns having retained the title on the final day in 2014.

Speaking of her move to Liverpool, Asisat said: “Since I began my football career I have always dreamt of being a professional footballer so to be able to join the reigning Women’s Super League champions is absolutely fantastic.

“Liverpool Ladies are a massive Club who have some fantastic players who I believe can help to develop my game to the next level. It was also a big incentive to be able to play in the Uefa Women’s Champions League which is a huge competition and one I’m confident we can do well in.”

Liverpool Ladies manager, Matt Beard said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed Asisat as she is one of the World’s top young footballers. Asisat proved in the U20 World Cup what a top class talent she is and this signing is a big coup for us.

“The Women’s Super League continues to improve year after year so it is vital that we strengthen our squad following last season’s successful title defence. This signing is definitely one that the supporters can be extremely excited about.”