The Super Falcons have been dealt a major blow as Barcelona’s Asisat Oshoala has suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in her right knee.
The Blaugranes confirmed the sad development on Friday.
The 27-year-old will be out of action for the next two months.
Oshoala started for Jonatan Giraldez’s women on Wednesday for her third appearance in the Uefa Women’s Champions League as they bagged a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim, but it ended early for her because he was taken off injured in the 63rd minute.
The Nigerian has been in red-hot goalscoring form in the Primera Division Femenina this season and she leads the scoring chart with 11 goals in nine matches.
After undergoing a medical examination, Barcelona gave an update that read: “As reported by the club’s medical services, Asisat Oshoala suffered a rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. The Nigerian forward, who was injured in the second half of Wednesday’s game against Hoffenheim, will be out for about two months.
“In his fourth season at Barça, Oshoala has played 12 games in which he has scored 12 goals. She is the top scorer in the league, with 11 goals in 9 games played.”
Barcelona are enjoying a fine run of results across all competitions this season and they are yet to drop a point with a 12-game winning streak.