Asisat Oshoala, the star forward for the Super Falcons, has revealed that her father was not happy with her celebration after scoring against Australia at the ongoing 2023 Women’s World Cup.
Oshoala pulled off her jersey and ran to the side of the pitch to celebrate after making it 3-1 in the match. Her action became the subject of debate among football fans on social media, with some people criticizing her for being disrespectful. In contrast, others defended her right to celebrate her goal in her way.
Oshoala has now revealed how her father reacted to the celebration. She wrote on Instagram: “My dad is definitely not happy with my choice of celebration, but then again, life is a collection of MOMENTS.”
Nigeria are currently top of their group with four points and plays the Republic of Ireland in their final group game.
Here are some additional details that you should know about Oshoala:
- Oshoala’s father is a Muslim, and some people have suggested that his disapproval of the celebration was due to religious reasons.
- However, Oshoala has not commented on this specifically.
- The celebration was not the first time Oshoala has been criticized for her behavior on the pitch. In 2019, she was fined by the Nigeria Football Federation for removing her shirt after scoring a goal.
- Oshoala is one of Nigeria’s most popular female footballers, and her celebration has been widely discussed in the media.