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Oshoala wins Women’s UCL greatest purpose award

Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala has received the most effective purpose for the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2023/24 season, PUNCH Sports Extra reviews.

Oshoala netted a surprising bicycle kick in Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Benfica of their opening group sport en path to the Catalans claiming the Champions League for the second consecutive season.

With the Blaugrana already 4-0 up, Jonatan Giráldez despatched the reigning Women’s African Footballer of The Year and she or he wasted no time in making her mark within the sport, scoring the final purpose of the encounter in type – her solely purpose of the competitors.

She thereafter made a mid-season transfer to American aspect, Bay FC.

UEFA on Monday introduced that Oshoala’s purpose was the most effective amongst different targets chosen.

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“The top 10 goals of the 2023/24 UEFA Women’s Champions League campaign have been selected by UEFA’s Technical Observer panel, with Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala taking the prize for Goal of the Season thanks to her stunning bicycle kick for Barcelona against Benfica on Matchday 1,” UEFA wrote on their web site.

“Also for Barça, midfielder Aitana Bonmatí took second spot for her bending effort in the quarter-finals second-leg win against Brann, while Lyon’s Delphine Cascarino came third for her long-range strike in the quarter-finals second-leg victory over Benfica.”

Oshoala made historical past with Barcelona Femení by changing into the primary African to win three UEFA Women’s Champions League titles.

The 29-year-old obtained a winner’s medal regardless of her mid-season switch to Bay FC within the United States. The Super Falcons striker contributed to Barcelona’s Champions League marketing campaign by taking part in in two group-stage matches and scoring as soon as earlier than her transfer.

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