Asisat “Superzee” Oshoala is the first African footballer to join the FA Women’s Super League. Signed to Liverpool Ladies, Asisat Oshoala has continued to do Nigeria and indeed Africa proud as she garners accolades and awards from around the world.
Apart from playing with a prestigious team- Liverpool Ladies, a few awards to her name include the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2015, Queen of The Pitch Award: 2014 African Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2014. African Women’s Youth Player of the Year: 2014. African Women’s Championship Golden Ball: 2014, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Boot: 2014 and many others.
The question that usually comes to mind in the face of such resounding success is – what is the secret?
Let’s take a look.
Join a team you like
In an interview with Goal.com, Asisat says “I like my team. It has always been my dream to play for Liverpool Ladies.” The result is that her team members “enabled me score those goals that gave me the award”
Hang out with people with a similar vision as yours
In an interview with theguardian.com, Asisat talks about her how her goals affected her choice of friends.
According to her; “I love football and I can’t be moving with people who maybe only want to talk about clothes and bags. I love football and that’s why I mingled with the boys, I didn’t really walk with the girls.”
Follow your dreams no matter the opposition
Asisat’s parents never supported her dreams to be a footballer. They insisted that she follows the traditional route of completing her academics. However, Asisat had a better pan and she stuck with it.
In an interview with supersport.com, she tells us about it, “my parents never supported me at the initial stage because I was exceptionally good in my academics.I had to drop out of school to the chagrin of my parents.It was not an easy decision but with the benefit of hindsight, I think it was the right one”
Always keep a happy disposition
Asisat, in an interview with FIFA.com spoke on her philosophy; “It’s my life philosophy. I consider myself a happy girl, because whatever situation I find myself in, I try to be happy. I like to see people smiling, to make my friends laugh and smile. That’s what I’m like!”
Never stop dreaming
When speaking with Naij.com, Asisat insisted that her dreams have not yet being achieved besides all the accolades she has already, “I see myself at the very echelon of female sports in the world “ she said.