Asisat Oshoala, the talented striker of the Super Falcons of Nigeria, recently revealed on social media that her father, Alhaji Oshoala, is unhappy with her choice of celebration following the team’s World Cup victory.
During the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup match against Australia, Asisat scored a crucial goal in the 72nd minute, securing a 3-2 victory for Nigeria at the Brisbane Stadium. Her goal, along with the two others scored by Kanu and Ohale, created quite a buzz on social media.
Asisat’s celebratory act, where she pulled off her shirt, sparked animated reactions from fans and critics alike. Some praised her passion and enthusiasm, while others criticized the move.
In response to the varying opinions, Asisat Oshoala candidly shared that her father is not pleased with her celebratory gesture as it goes against their Muslim beliefs. Nevertheless, she sees life as a collection of precious moments, and she stands by her choice.
As the Super Falcons continue to perform admirably in the World Cup, leading their group with 4 points after playing two matches, the discussions about Asisat’s celebration have added an extra dimension to the team’s journey. Nigeria is followed by Canada with 4 points, Australia with 3 points, and the Republic of Ireland with 0 points in the group standings.
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Observe the moment Asisat Oshoala scores in the video below:
In related news, take a look at how the players of the Super Falcons of Nigeria celebrated their victory over Australia at the World Cup below: