I never wanted to be a footballer – Oshoala

I never wanted to be a footballer - Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala, a forward for the Super Falcons, has stated that playing football professionally has never been her desire.

The five-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year stated that she aspired to be a lawyer.

She revealed this in an interview with Karen Carney’s Leaders Of The Pack podcast.

Oshoala said, “I never wanted to play football professionally. It was never in my plan.”

Karen asked: “Well, what was your plan then?”

Oshoala replied: “So I wanted to be a lawyer, for real. That was my dream. I wanted to be a lawyer. You know, I love to make research. I love to question people. I love to make excuses for people. And all of that, you know.

“So even though when you are wrong, I still, kind of like, back my friends up. I kind of like give excuses.”

Meanwhile, the Barcelona striker has revealed that her father was unimpressed with her choice of celebration against Australia.

It will be recalled she pulled off her jersey and ran to the sideline to celebrate her goal with her teammates after scoring a goal to extend Nigeria’s lead to 3-1 against Australia last Thursday.

Her celebration has since generated debate among football fans in and around the country. While many see no issue with her celebration, others frowned at it.

The Barcelona Femeni forward’s father is among the latter, according to the footballer.

“My dad is definitely not happy with my choice of celebration but then again, life is a collection of MOMENTS,” the African Woman Footballer of the Year said in an Instagram post wherein she attached photos of the goal celebration.

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