Injury Rules Super Falcons’ Oshoala Out Of WAFCON Tournament
Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has been ruled out of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) tournament in Morocco, due to an injury sustained in Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Banyana Banyana of South Africa.
The team’s medical crew declared on Wednesday that Oshoala sustained a Grade 2 Medial Ligament strain in the 6th minute of the encounter with the Banyana Banyana on Monday, and would be out of action for between two and three weeks, with another one or two weeks period for recovery.
Oshoala, Nigeria’s star player, will miss the remaining action of the WAFCON tournament.
‼️Sad news from @NGSuper_Falcons camp: Top striker @AsisatOshoala is out of the ongoing #WAFCON2022. She sustained a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament strain in the game against South Africa. She is due back in Spain on Thursday. Get well quick Asisat!
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) July 6, 2022
Oshoala is due to fly out of Morocco on Thursday after medics at her club, FC Barcelona Feminine, advised that she return to Spain.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria say they are ready to rekindle their campaign for the FIFA World Cup ticket and the WAFCON trophy when they clash with Botswana on Thursday.
The departure of Asisat Oshoala means the vibrant Gift Monday or Mexico-based Uchenna Kanu will get the chance to feature in the starting lineup for the nine-time African champions.