It was goals galore for Nigerian female football stars in Spain, as Super Falcons’ skipper, Asisat Oshoala (Super Zee) showed the way with two strikes for Barcelona Femeni, while Osinachi Ohale and Modupe Antoniette Payne struck one each for CD Tacon, while Joyce Ubogagu hit one as well for Sevilla Ladies.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Oshoala got off the bench to strike twice in the last 30 minutes for Barca, and help her side beat Athletic Club 3-0 in Sunday’s Spanish Primera Iberdrola fixture, which saw her side take a seven-point lead atop the log.
The three-time African Women Footballer of The Year, who will be going or a record equaling fourth title this Tuesday at the CAF Awards in Egypt, went on for the fifth time as a substitute, but still managed to knock in her ninth and 10th goals as well as her third brace in 13 league games so far this season.
Oshoala first struck when she got a cross from Kheira Hamraoui and headed home from close range to double the visitors’ advantage in the 77th minute, then returned four minutes from full time to knock home a second from a goalmouth melee.
On the same evening in Spain, Oshoala’s national team pal, Osinachi roe from her position in defence to make hay in her ninth match since joining Real Madrid’s female team, Tacon, who trounced Sevilla 5-1 at Estadio Canillas.
Also on song in the Primera División Femenina match was Payne, who opened the scoring for the visitors from Seville with her fourth league goal of the season, but the hosts soon went 3-1 up after the hour mark, as former Arsenal striker, Ubogagu also hit the bull’s eye.
Osinachi nodded home from Thaisa’s pinpoint cross to make it 4-1 in the 87th minute, before Gema Prieto wrapped up the scoring in stoppage time, as Tacon hooked their fourth win of the season and moved into ninth position on the log, with 16 points from 14 matches.