Top Nigerian Striker denies China move

by on January 23, 2017

Reigning Africa women footballer of the year and Super Falcons striker, Assisat Oshoala has denied reports linking her to a move to the money spinning Chinese league.

The player, who insisted that she is happy with her Arsenal ladies club, says she hopes to have a better performance this year than she had in 2016.

“I’m still 100 percent with my club- Arsenal. I’m very happy at Arsenal. I don’t know where the news is coming from. I don’t know who is bringing it out.

I’m 100 percent Arsenal Ladies player.

“I’m here on break. I’ve longer break than the others because I had a tournament with Nigeria. So I’m on a longer break and will join the team soon,” she added, while expressing delight on her Africa Footballer of the Year Award.

Oshoala, who in January 2016 dumped Liverpool Ladies for Arsenal Ladies, had struggled to command a regular shirt with the Pedro Martinez Losa squad, mostly due to injuries.

Throughout 2016 season, Oshoala could only feature in 11 games for the Gunners in all competition, scoring only two goals, one each in the Gunners 2-0 victory over Notts County and the 5-3 thrashing of former club, Liverpool, all in the Football Association Women’s Super League (FA WSL) as Arsenal finished third on the table behind champion, Manchester City and runners-up, Chelsea.

The former Rivers Angels striker, who is on break in the country said that she will be ready to give out her best when she rejoins her teammates in few weeks time for the new season.

“Talking about my aspiration for 2017 is basically one after the other and one step at a time as well. So I just feel to have a better year than what I had in 2016,” she said.

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