By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Super Falcons captain and her Spanish La Liga side, FC Barcelona are confirmed league champions. Kick442.com had earlier reported that the club of 2019 African Women Player of the Year was crowned champions after the Royal Spanish Football Federation announced the premature end of the league due to Coronavirus pandemic, revoking relegation and naming Barcelona as league champions five years after their last title.
The confirmation was also made by FC Barcelona official Twitter handle @FCBFemeni on Friday, May 8, 2020. Asisat Oshoala also tweeted the confirmation as retweeted by official Super Falcons handle @Ngsuperfalcons.
Barcelona played 21 games with 19 wins, 2 draws, no defeat, 86 goals scored and 6 goals conceded to win the league ahead of their next UEFA Champions League opponent, Atletico Madrid. Barcelona were nine points ahead of Atletico Madrid with nine matches to play before the league was halted by the outbreak of CoronaVirus pandemic. They will be joined by Atletico Madrid in representing Spain in next season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Oshoala scored 20 goals in 19 league appearances for her side with one assist.
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