The Aisha Invitational Tournament for women is set to kickoff this evening at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan, Lagos.
As the Super Falcons set to fly out against their Malian counterparts, the Falcons captain believes this tournament would aid the development of the girl child.
According to Asisat Oshoala the Aisha Buhari Invitational Tournament “will bolster the girl-child’s confidence in believing that her dream is very much attainable.”
The 26-year-old FC Barcelona of Spain’s ace forward emphasized to ABC Media that the showpiece is an opportunity to spur every girl-child to live their dream.
“I see the tournament as a very good and laudable idea. I am really excited and looking forward to it,” she said. “Also, it is a way to test the strength of the teams to know how prepared we are ahead of the qualifying fixture for the Women Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana.
“It is also a good idea to have the tournament in Lagos where you have many girls playing football. They will also have the opportunity of seeing their heroes from other countries. We have South Africa, Ghana, Morocco and some other countries that will be participating in the tournament. The Nigerian girl-child will get to see many stars and be convinced that themselves can also get to the top if they keep working hard.”
The four-time African Woman Player of the Year has netted 29 goals for the Super Falcons and won three AWCON titles in 2014, 2016 and 2018.