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African Women’s Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala signs for Liverpool


African Women’s Player of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, has signed a deal to join Liverpool Ladies.

The 20-year-old moves to the FA Women’s Super League champions from Nigerian Women’s Championship title winners, Rivers Angels.

Oshoala, who was voted the most valuable player at the U-20 World Cup in Canada in 2014, 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.”
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Coach of Ladies boss, Matt Beard, added: �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.”

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