Asisat Oshoala visits Tinubu, Oluremi in Lagos

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Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala on Thursday visited President Bola Tinubu and his wife Oluremi at their home in Lagos.

The president and wife are in Lagos for the yuletide.

Oshoala was crowned the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Player of the Year 2023 for a historic sixth time on December 11 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

During the visit, Oshoala presented a gift to the first lady – a Super Falcons shirt, with the number 001 inscribed on its back.

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The Barca Femeni forward also presented the CAF award to the president and his wife.

Mrs Tinubu has been known to be a big fan of the Super Falcons as she hosted the players at Aso Villa after their World Cup exit.

Tinubu and wife commended Oshoala for distinguishing herself in the sport, applauding her significant contributions to women’s football on the continent.

“Nigerian women will always have a pride of place in the world. What our ladies have achieved in football, our women are achieving in all fields of endeavour around the world—rising to the top and demonstrating the best of the Nigerian character of excellence, tenacity, ingenuity, and resilience,” the president said.

Cognizant of the feats of star sprinter, Tobi Amusan, and the presence of multiple Nigerian women on the Forbes’ ‘2023 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,’ List, including media mogul, Mo Abudu, and Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the president and the first lady assured Oshoala of the nation’s continued support for her and other Nigerian women striving for excellence in their chosen paths.

Speaking to journalists after the reception, Oshoala said: ”I want to appreciate the president and the first lady for giving me the opportunity to present the award to them. During the last World Cup, we had a couple of issues, and they intervened and have been very supportive to the girls, even after the competition.”