Reigning African female footballer of the Year Asisat Oshoala has rated the
Chinese women’s league above its European counterparts.
Speaking in an interview on a sport radio program, the former Arsenal ladies star said that only few teams provide sufficient competition in Europe unlike the Chinese league.
“I did not join the Chinese league for the money, I moved here to improve
my game as female football in Asia is tougher than in Europe ”
“Look at all the World Cup competitions from the u-17s, u-20s and the senior national teams, countries like North Korea, China, Japan, South Korea are dominating and playing at a high level”.
Asisat Oshoala ended period of rumours when she finally signed for Chinese
side Dalian Quanjian after spending two years in England where she played
for both Liverpool and Arsenal ladies.
“Apart from England, Germany, female club football is not really competitive in Europe, even at that only few teams provide good enough challenge to the few top teams in Europe, unlike China were every team is strong and all matches are difficult.
Asisat Oshoala also spoke on the new President of CAF and the NFF chairman
Pinnick securing a position in CAF executive committee.
“It is a good thing for Africa to make changes and I hope it improves
football in the continent especially female football. Am also happy that the NFF chairman Amaju Pinnick also got elected.”
Oshoala ruled out marriage for now when asked about settling down and also had a word of advise for young girls.
“In the future I will consider marriage but right now am still very young and I want to focus on my career.
“I hope to be an inspiration and an adviser in the future, so building a
career and living a clean life will help in passing the message.
“My advice to young girls is to remain positive, choose what you want and
follow through. Don’t allow yourself to be used be determined and everything will work out”, she concluded.
Asisat Oshoala helped Nigeria retain their AWCON title in Cameroon last
year were she emerged highest goalscorer, MVP of the tournament and topped it off by been crowned African footballer of the Year in January.