Super Falcons player Asisat Oshoala has announced the passing of her mother.

The 26-year-old Barcelona player took to social media where she revealed that her mother passed away on January 17, 2021.

She wrote, ”Sometimes, life just hit us hard in places we can’t respond ”

Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON (born 9 October 1994) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Spanish side FC Barcelona Femení in the Primera División as a forward. She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.