阿西薩特-奧索拉在女子國家杯衛冕戰前警告尼日利亞

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阿西薩特-奧索拉在女子國家杯衛冕戰前警告尼日利亞

尼日利亞前鋒阿西薩特-奧索拉說,超級獵鷹隊下個月在摩洛哥衛冕女子非洲國家杯時決不能自滿。

然而,巴塞羅那球星奧索拉認為整個非洲大陸其他球隊的質量正在迅速提高。

"我對我們的團隊非常有信心,[但]我們也知道,現在的競爭更加激烈,"這位27歲的球員告訴BBC世界頻道。

"資格賽真的很艱難。我們必須通過加納和象牙海岸才能進入比賽,現在我們看到了非洲每一方最好的球員。

"你有非洲的球隊在成長。我們在一場友誼賽中輸給了南非,我們甚至無法擊敗一些球隊,比如馬里--我們努力去擊敗他們。

"所以這只是表明,要想獲勝並不容易。以前對我們來說是這樣。"

該賽事上次於2018年在加納舉行,已從8支球隊擴大到12支球隊,並從7月2日至23日進行。

尼日利亞與四年前在決賽中被點球擊敗的南非隊,以及首次參加預選賽的布隆迪和博茨瓦納一起被抽中。

"Oshoala說:"讓比賽回來,而且這次是以不同的形式,這將是令人驚訝的。

"這將是非常有趣的,我們將看到它如何發展。我們需要加強我們的比賽,並努力確保我們保留冠軍。"

奧斯霍拉是四次非洲年度最佳女足運動員,他很樂意成為整個非洲大陸年輕人的榜樣--甚至那些不是足球迷的人。

在成為第一位贏得西班牙金靴的非洲女性之後,她渴望繼續樹立一個積極的榜樣並打破障礙。

"她說:"我非常清楚,在非洲有很多孩子實際上都在仰望我。

"他們告訴我'你是我的偶像,你是我的偶像'以及所有這些。你喜歡聽到這樣的事情,你喜歡年輕一代把你看作是一個榜樣和他們可以仰望的人。

"這不僅僅是體育,這不僅僅是足球。你有足球之外的其他人--他們喜歡你的旅程,覺得他們能與你的故事產生共鳴。

"我只是繼續做我正在做的事情,因為你不知道你在外面激勵了誰。我只是一個在這裡幫助我可以幫助的人的女孩,不管是有意的還是無意的。"


Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala says the Super Falcons must not be complacent when they defend their Women's Africa Cup of Nations crown in Morocco next month.

However, Barcelona star Oshoala believes the quality of other sides across the continent is improving quickly.

"I feel really confident about our team [but] we also know that right now it's more competitive," the 27-year-old told the BBC World Service.

"The qualification was really tough. We had to go through Ghana and Ivory Coast to get to the tournament and now we see the best from each side in Africa.

"You have teams in Africa growing. We lost to South Africa in a friendly game and we couldn't even beat some teams like Mali - we struggled to beat them.

"So it just shows that it's not going to be easy to win. It used to be for us before."

The tournament, which was last held in Ghana in 2018, has been expanded from eight to 12 teams, and runs from 2-23 July.

Nigeria have been drawn alongside South Africa, the side they beat on penalties in the final four years ago, and first-time qualifiers Burundi and Botswana.

"It's going to be amazing to have the the tournament back, and also in a different format this time around," Oshoala said.

"It'll be pretty interesting and we'll see how it goes. We need to step up our game and try to make sure that we retain the title."

Oshoala, a four-time African Women's Footballer of the Year, is comfortable with being a role model to youngsters across the continent - even those who are not football fans.

After becoming the first African woman to win Spain's golden boot, she is keen to keep setting a positive example and breaking barriers.

"I'm very much aware that there are a lot of kids out there in Africa who actually look up to me," she said.

"They tell me 'You're my icon, you're my idol' and all of that. You love to hear things like this, you love the fact that the younger generation see you as a role model and someone they can look up to.

"It's not just sports, it's not just football. You have other people outside of football - they like your journey and feel like they can relate with your story.

"I just keep doing what I'm doing because you don't know who you're inspiring out there. I'm just a girl who's out here to help people I can help, knowingly or unknowingly."

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