Asisat Oshoala Makes History With Debut NWSL Goal for Bay FC: Video

Asisat Oshoala Makes History With Debut NWSL Goal for Bay FC: Video

Ero Samson
updated at March 18, 2024 at 9:57 AM
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  • Asisat Oshoala recently completed a transfer from Barcelona to Bay FC
  • The Super Falcons star made her NWSL debut against Angels City FC
  • The marquee forward made history with her first-half strike on the night

Super Falcons of Nigeria star, Asisat Oshoala, etched her name into football's history books as she became the first official National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) goalscorer of the newly acquired club, Bay FC.

The 29-year-old, who completed a reported $150,000 transfer to the US-based club from Barcelona Feminino, sent fans of the club into a frenzy after opening the scoring in the 17th minute in her side's victory away at Angel City FC.

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Asisat Oshoala celebrates with her Bay FC teammates after scoring against Angel City FC in the first half at BMO Stadium. Image: Ronald Martinez.
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The strike from the marquee forward would prove to be the winner on the night, as coach Albertin Montoya's side did enough to see out the remainder of the game.

However, in the aftermath of this groundbreaking match, Oshoala graciously shared her thoughts with the media about her historic goal.

Oshoala speaks on her Bay FC goal

As captured by Score Nigeria, the six-time Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women's Player of the Year stated:

“My career has been all about making history, doing crazy things, and I’m very happy to be part of the history of the club,” said Oshoala.

Bay FC, established in April 2023, now sit in fourth place on the NWSL table following their recent triumph.

The California-based outfit, undoubtedly revelling in their success, aims to soar even higher with their impressive winter transfer acquisitions as they pursue a memorable inaugural season.

The PayPal Park squad will continue their pursuit of a fairy tale debut campaign as they prepare to face off against the Washington Spirits.

Bay FC had completed the signings of several elite players ahead of the start of the new season, including Zambia's Rachael Kudananji, who was signed for a Women's football record fee of €735,000 from La Liga F club, Madrid CFF.

Oshoala leads Super Falcons' highest-earning list

Sports Brief in another report stated that forward, Oshoala, leads the list of Nigeria’s Super Falcons' highest-earning player.

The marquee forward tops ahead of Ashleigh Plumptre, Ifeoma Onumonu, Rasheedat Ajibade, and other players of the Nigerian team.

Oshoala recently made a big-money move to the NWSL side, Bay FC.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).