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Nigeria and Barcelona striker Asisat Oshoala has announced the launch of her football academy in Lagos in partnership with Nike Football and International Women Win.

According to reports, The football conservatoire established is intended to provide access to sport and education for young girls in Nigeria.

The Super Falcons star has made over 100 appearances for Barcelona. Two seasons ago, Oshoala became the first African woman to win the Champions League. Also, she was the highest goalscorer in the La Liga Femení last season.

However, asides from the great things she is doing on the pitch, she is also doing wonderful stuff outside the pitch.

The 27-year-old has announced the launch of the Asisat Oshoala football academy via her social media page.

She wrote on Twitter:

I am proud to announce the launch of the Asisat Oshoala Academy in partnership with @nikefootball and @Women_Win

The football academy is an initiative that will build upon my mission of providing access to sports and education for young girls in our community. #NewProject.

She also told Goal:

I have always strived to give back to the girl child in my community and I believe this football academy will provide opportunities for more girls to excel through the combination of sport and education.

I want to thank our partners Women Win and Nike for helping bring this platform to life. Together we can go further and achieve a lot more.

As a young player growing up, I went through a lot of things because of my environment regarding women’s football..

I have always been a person who likes to make things right which was why I set up my foundation as well without being noticed.

Most probably the greatest African women’s footballer of all time owing to her trophy-laden career, Oshoala has represented Liverpool and Arsenal.

By Amara

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