Nigeria’s captain and Barcelona attacker, Asisat Oshoala celebrated her first goal in the 2020-21 Spanish Primera Iberdrola campaign with a fist showing her support for the ongoing #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
She opened scoring this season against Sporting Huelva. Just five minutes into the game, Oshoala broke the deadlock. The game ended 6-0 in favour of Barcelona.
After scoring, Oshoala raised her right hand, bent her fingers towards the palm, and held them tightly.
She subsequently tweeted the picture, indicating her support for the #EndSARS campaign.
The reigning African Women’s Player of the Year was replaced in the 68th minute.
“You already know the vibes, #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeria #3pts @FCBfemeni,” she tweeted after the match.
On Saturday, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen offered support to protesters against police brutality in Nigeria after he scored his first Serie A goal of the season in Napoli’s 4-1 thumping of Atalanta on Saturday.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Lagos, Oyo, Abuja, and other states in the country over the past week to protest against police brutality.
Osimhen, who had fired blanks in his first two league games, scored in the 43rd minute after a brace from Hirving Lozano and a strike from Matteo Politano to put Napoli into a four-goal lead before the break.