Asisat Oshoala makes history on Bay FC debut

Oshoala, 29, departed Barcelona after almost five years at the club that saw her win the UEFA Women’s Champions League twice, the Spanish League, the Copa De la Reina, and the Super Copa Feminina on three separate occasions.

The 2018 WAFCON winner had just six months left on her Barcelona contract, and talks of renewal not forthcoming, Oshoala signed a contract with the new NWSL side, Bay FC.

Bay FC, formed by four former USWNT players played their first-ever National Women’s Soccer League game yesterday, signing Oshoala and forking out $860,000 to secure the services of Racheal Kundananji from Real Madrid, the most amount spent by a female football player in history.

Drafted into the starting eleven, Oshoala hit the ground running immediately. Seventeen minutes into the game, a loose pass from the Angel City defender allowed the Nigerian striker a sniff of goal, before she thundered the ball into the back of the net with her right foot.

She celebrated in grand style with her teammates as she scored the club’s first-ever top-flight league goal in their win at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles.

The six-time CAF Player of the Year signed a two-year deal with Bay FC, with the option to extend for another year as the club looks to rise through the ranks of American football.


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