Liverpool Ladies sign Asisat Oshoala –

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English FA Women’s Super League champions, Liverpool Ladies have secured the services of Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala from Nigeria Women’s Premier League side, Rivers Angels.

The 2014 African Women Player of the Year inspired the Super Falcons to win the 2014 Africa Women Championship in Namibia as well as help Rivers Angel lift the Nigeria Women Premier League and Federations Cup titles.

Matt Beard’s Liverpool are currently preparing for forthcoming WSL and Champions League campaigns, having retained their league title on the final day in 2014.

“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,” Oshoala said of her move to Merseyside.

“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,” she concluded.

Ladies boss, Matt Beard also expressed her delight following the capture of the Nigeria youth prodigy.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have signed Asisat as she is one of the world’s top young footballers,” said Beard.

“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.”

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