Dalian Quanjian of China female soccer star, Asisat Oshoala has slumped from her previous position of 61st in the global ranking of women footballers, as poor form at the recent Africa Women Cup of Nations in Ghana leaves her low at 89th on the latest cards.
Oshoala managed just three goals in a single match at Ghana 2018, but missed an open play penalty during the final and was dropped to the all-stars team’s substitutes’ bench at the end of the female soccer spectacle last weekend.
Though Oshoala remains among the world’s best in 100 best female footballers in the world for 2018, footballlive.ng gathered from a report in the United Kingdom that the former Liverpool and Arsenal Ladies’ star has dropped in rating, compared to what she had in 2017.
However, the 24-year-old former FC Robo of Lagos and Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt star is the only Nigerian player in the latest list, which was compiled by 72 judges from 30 countries.
Interestingly, though, Oshoala’s latest 86th placement betters Chelsea’s Millie Bright, Bayern Munich’s Melanie Behringer, Manchester City’s Tessa Wullaert and PSG’s Wang Shuang.
A citation for the three-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year read: ”Oshoala’s move to China raised eyebrows but the goals have not stopped coming for the former Liverpool and Arsenal striker.
”Her form was the key factor in Dalian’s second successive Chinese Super League win, a hat-trick at Shanghai putting them in control of the title race. The Nigerian found the net 10 times overall as her club completed the domestic double.
“She spent November at the Africa Women Cup of Nations, where another treble in Nigeria’s final group game propelled them to the final four. ”