Barcelona forward, Vicky Lopez has named five-times African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala as her football idol.
The 16-years-old Spanish International forward who recently joined La Liga Iberdola side, Barcelona, from Club Madrid CFF scored 60 goals in 17 appearances during the 2020/21 youth league season before joining Barcelona.
Vicky has represented Spain in the youth level but is still eligible to represent Nigeria.
“Vicky loves Nigeria, she used to tell us back then. It’s funny because then, she told us meeting Asisat would be a dream come true for her. But now they are teammates.” – Former brand manager, Joshua King Dada said.
Last year, according to AllNigeriaSoccer, Vicky’s dad said his daughter is looking forward to a Nigeria call up.
“Last week she was summoned to train with Spain U17s, Nigeria is still an option but no one from the Federation has contacted us.
“There might be problems for Nigeria to call her up in the future. It would make Vicky very excited if she receives a call-up to play for Nigeria, but it is very likely that in September she will be called up for the Women’s U17 EURO qualifiers.” He said.
The Madrid born forward’s dream of meeting her idol, Asisat Oshoala has not only come to pass, but they are now teammates. She shared a picture of herself with Oshoala on her verified Instagram account.
Speaking with University Soccer, Vicky mentioned Oshoala as her idol.