Barcelona Femeni of Spain attacker, Asisat Oshoala has fallen behind iconic South African long distance runner, Caster Semenya in an animated video game meant to keep sports fans excited during the lockdown occasioned in many countries across the world by coronavirus pandemic, megasportsarena.com gathered.
However, it was not only Oshoala that fell behind Semenya during another captivating moment in the virtual online encounter, as Juventus of Italy star, Cristiano Ronaldo was also on the losing side against the athlete, who was recently in the news with controversy about the high level of testosterone in his body system.
Oshoala and Ronaldo have now felt the weight of her athleticism, as Semenya headlined the African women’s stars’ squad that also included her compatriot, Janine Van Wyk against a team featuring the other two in the Living Room Cup fixture.
The game is staged online to fill in the vacuum created by the lack of major sports competitions and football events globally, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected more than 1.4 million people and killed more than 81,000.
Just as male football stars are observing self-isolation to combat the spread of coronavirus, the women are also taking part in several challenges as alternatives to stay fit, such that two other Nigerian female players, Desire Oparanozie from Guingamp of France and Rita Chikwelu at CFF Madrid of Spain were also involved in the viral challenge that was initiated by Ronaldo.
The Portuguese star set the online action in motion in partnership with American sports kit manufacturing firm, Nike; with the former Sporting Lisbon of Portugal, Manchester United of England and Real Madrid of Spain star inviting fans to attempt to beat his “core crusher record” after finishing 142 reps in just 45 seconds.
After CR7 launched the ab challenge via his Instagram account, Semenya pulled off a huge shock by edging aside the Portuguese legend’s record, as she finished 176 reps in just 45 seconds, while Oshoala managed 119, Van Wyk got 86, Oparanozie enacted 64 and Chikwelu made 98.