It’s bad Falcons didn’t qualify for Rio Olympics, says Oshoala


Asisat Oshoala

Debuts for Arsenal Ladies on Saturday

Former CAF and BBC Women’s Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala paid a courtesy visit to HS Media Group yesterday to build a mutual relationship with the media outfit before the kick-off of the English Women’s Soccer League season on Saturday where she is expected to make her debut for the Arsenal Ladies.

Looking agile and smart as usual, Oshoala blamed the low points of her career last season on her injury with the Liverpool Ladies. It was a lay off that cost the young Super Falcons striker a chance of playing in her first Olympics with the failure of the Falcons to qualify for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and also pushed her out of reckoning for the CAF Women’s Player of the Year award for last season.

“It’s a very bad feeling. It could have been my first Olympics for Nigeria. It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t there when the qualifiers were played because I was injured. A lot of key players were absent in the qualifying game as well. Sometimes these things happen in football, we are not perfect and things don’t go smoothly for everyone all the time,” Oshoala said.

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