Nigerian women’s footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala on Thursday, December 28 presented her award to President Bola Tinubu and First Lady Oluremi Tinubu in Lagos.
Asisat won the 2023 African Women Footballer of the Year, an annual award for Africa’s best female football player.
The award was conferred on Asisat in December by the Confederation of African Football. Asisat has won the award a record six times.
She said the presentation was in recognition of the support of the first couple towards her successful outing at the tourney.
”I love to appreciate the President and the First Lady for actually allowing me to present their work to them. Because I feel like during the World Cup tournament, we had a couple of issues.
”They came in to actually help us out and especially monitoring after the tournament, she stretched a supportive hand towards the girls.
”If something good is coming out of that team, I think it’s only right for her to be aware and also shown this thing and so she knows that we really do appreciate that support,” she said.
She also tipped the Super Eagles as the favourite to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
“Nothing, nothing to expect other than Super Eagles winning every game. We’re going for Gold. We have this calibre of superstars and it’s about football.
“I feel like the guys are actually mentally ready, and I feel like they’re going to have a good outcome,” she said.