Nigeria’s Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala, has taken to socail media to announce the death of her mother.
In a video shared on her Instagram page on Sunday night, the 26-year-old, who also plays for Barcelona Ladies, wrote: “Sometimes, life just hit us hard in places we can’t respond.”
“I still find it difficult to accept but this is my reality Allahu Allah. Mummy, I’m so short of words right now…,” she said in the video.
“I’ve heard lots of it has happened, it has happened, there is nothing you can do to bring her back, you are a strong girl… I just cannot process these lines, mummy, you are not gone; it is not possible.”
Oshoala, who is the reigning Africa Women Footballer of the year, promised to chase all the unfulfilled dreams her mother would have loved to achieve and also prayed for the repose of a gentle soul.
“I’ll still chase every damn dream for you, mummy. May Allah accept your return, eliminate your grave and forgive your shortcomings and make us reunite in Janah Firdaus. Amen,” the footballer said amid tears.
KanyiDaily had reported how Asisat Oshoala was named African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time, equalling the record of her compatriot Perpetua Nkwocha.