‘Oshoala advocates for more attention for female players’


Two time African Football’s female player of the year, Asisat Oshoala has urged the continent’s football governing body, Confederation of African

Football (CAF) and other football federations in the continent to pay more attention to female football making it more attractive and better than what we have at the moment.

Nigeria and Arsenal forward (22) stated this recently at the CAF Award where she described the treatment by her home country after winning the Affrican Women Cup of Nation 2016 (AWCON)

as unpatriotic and disrespectful.

“The federations in every country have to do more for female football, We deserve more”.

In not too far month, the Super Falcons protested over their outstanding allowances in Abuja which by extension reached National Assembly and Aso Rock after which the President,

Muhammadu Buhari released funds to Nigeria Football Federation to settle them and their male counterparts, Super Eagles two weeks later.

“This is a fight about the welfare of the team. It’s about the way the team has been handled over the years.”

She further adds “The award is not for me, it is for all the female footballers in Africa, to speak for us”.

“We know the federations can do better [to improve women’s football].

“The men have been doing it for years and they have seen a lot of improvements in the game – if the females can get half of that it would definitely bring joy to a lot of girls and a lot of kids out there who feel they are hopeless right now.”

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