Oshoala missed clash against Jamaica over visa issue
Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala missed the team’s 1-0 loss to Jamaica in this year’s Summer Series – a four-nation tournament in the United States of America due to a visa issue, The punch reports.
Houston Dash forward Deneisha Blackwood scored the game’s lone goal at BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas in the 54th minute to end the Falcons’ eight-game unbeaten streak.
Barcelona striker Oshoala, who made history last season as the first African winner of the European Women’s Champions League, remains uncertain for the Falcons’ next game against Portugal in the early hours of Sunday.
The 26-year-old scored 15 goals as Barcelona retained the Primera Division title, to add to the Spanish Cup and Super Cup.
According to Falcons coach Randy Waldrum, two players will arrive at the camp on Saturday, while he also added that there are plans to bring four-time African footballer of the year Oshoala to the camp.
“We hope to see two more players at camp tomorrow (today) before our next game,” said Waldrum.
Asked about the possibility of Oshoala joining the team, the American replied: “Not yet, but we hope so. We are trying, but it is the visa issue. She will make a huge difference if she is here.