Asisat Oshoala says Equal Pay shouldn’t be priority for Female Footballers in Africa
Nigeria’s assistant captain Asisat Oshoala does not believe demanding for equal pay is a top priority for women’s national teams in Africa.
The increasing demand for equal pay by some women’s national teams with their men’s counterparts is gaining huge support globally.
The USA women’s team had launched a legal war against the US Soccer Federation over equal pay before winning a record fourth Women’s World Cup this summer.
Nigeria’s captain Desire Oparanozie also made the demand to be paid the same as men at the recent Ladies in Sports Conference in Lagos.
But Oshoala feels women’s football in Africa currently have more fundamental problems to be resolved than equal pay.
“It is a good thing that this demand caught FIFA’s attention,” the Barcelona striker told The Punch.
“But in Africa, we have other pressing issues to deal with in our football. We need to deal with our structures, facilities, and loads of issues before talking about equal pay.
“I prefer we rather focus on problems affecting female football in Africa first,” she concluded.