Barcelona Femeni Players Bid Asisat Oshoala Farewell in Emotional Video as She Moves to Bay FC

Barcelona Femeni Players Bid Asisat Oshoala Farewell in Emotional Video as She Moves to Bay FC

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 2, 2024 at 7:45 AM
  • Asisat Oshoala has joined American side Bay FC
  • The Nigerian star bid Barcelona Femeni farewell
  • Oshoala enjoyed five successful years with Barca

Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala has left Spanish and European Women's football giants Barcelona Femeni.

The reigning African Women's Footballer of the Year joins American Women's League expansion side Bay FC ahead of the 2024 season.

Having enjoyed a successful five-year stint with Barcelona Femeni, Oshoala decided to leave Europe for the second time as she moved to North America.

Asisat Oshoala, Nigeria, Barcelona, Bay FC
Asisat Oshoala meets her Barcelona teammates for the last time before her Bay FC move. Credit: @FCBfemeni
Source: Twitter

In an emotional video shared on social media, the prolific striker met her Barcelona teammates for the final time to say her goodbyes. The players hugged and wished her well following her departure.

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Oshoala penned a heartfelt message to the Blaugrana describing Barcelona as her home.

"To my beloved Barcelona, as I bid farewell to this incredible team and the city that has been my home for the past 5 years, I am filled with mixed emotions. It has been an absolute honour and privilege to wear the @fcbfemeni jersey and represent this prestigious club," she wrote on Instagram.

Oshoala scored 107 goals in 149 appearances for Barcelona, including a record-setting season in 2022, when she was the joint-top scorer in the league with 19 goals. The Nigerian forward spent five incredible seasons with the Spanish outfit.

" Bay FC, the Bay Area’s new women’s professional soccer franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), have acquired the rights to Nigerian international Asisat Oshoala through a transfer with FC Barcelona Femení of Liga F in Spain in exchange for a transfer fee, the club announced today," wrote BAY FC in announcing her arrival on their official website.

Asisat Oshoala joins Bay FC in USA

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has joined Bay FC in the United States of America after leaving Barcelona.

The Super Falcons star has been struggling to make the Barcelona starting line-up this season, making only four starts in 14 appearances for the champions.

Barcelona accepted a fee of €150,000 from the United States National Women’s Soccer League, Bay FC, for Oshoala, whose contract with the Catalan club was due at the end of the season.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.