Controversy as sports fan crowns Michelle Alozie The GOAT of women’s football ahead of Asisat Oshoala

Michelle Alozie has been crowned The GOAT of women’s football ahead of Asisat Oshoala on social media| Photo Credit: Instagram.

Controversy as sports fan crowns Michelle Alozie The GOAT of women’s football ahead of Asisat Oshoala

David Ben 12:12 - 22.09.2023

Nigerian fans are divided on social media after fan-favourite Michelle Alozie was crowned the 'GOAT' of women's football ahead of 'Agba Baller' Asisat Oshoala.

Super Falcons of Nigeria stars Asisat Oshoala and Michelle Alozie have stirred up controversy on social media.

Oshoala and Alozie are arguably the two most popular Nigerian female footballers in the world.

Alozie made the headlines at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup having started every single game for the Super Falcons.

Michelle Alozie
Super Falcons star Michelle Alozie in her World cup kit/Image via Getty

The 26-year-old winger, who was named as the sexiest Nigerian female footballer alive by Pulse Sports saw her social media following increase sporadically during the Australia and New Zealand showpiece in August.

Pulse Sports also reported that Oshoala became the first African female athlete to reach 1 million followers on Instagram, asserting her status as one of the biggest names in women’s football in the world.

Michelle Alozie: Super Falcons star sparks reactions over social media post

Michelle Alozie
The 26-year-old Alozie retained her spot in the starting lineup as Houston Dash celebrated Inspiring Women’s Night. (Image Credit Twitter/Houston Dash)

Alozie has since continued to make the headlines over her glamorous posts on social media as the student doctor and football star’s rise continues.

This week, the stunning Super Falcons star returned to social media following a selfie post she made on Thursday in reference to a trending 2023 Afrobeats song - Ngozi by MAVIN superstars Crayon and Ayra Starr.

Alozie’s post was met with widespread reaction from fans on social media, who continued to admire her beautiful looks.

However, one comment which seemingly triggered fans came from one of the biggest football influencers on the X platform @UtdTrey who commented underneath the post: ‘The GOAT of women’s football’.

Trey’s comment further triggered reactions from fans who felt that title belonged to her Super Falcons teammate and five-time CAF Women’s Player of the Year Award winner Asisat Oshoala.

One user wrote: ‘Not her though’

Another user wrote: ‘Oshoala clears tbf’

Before another comment read: ‘Is Oshoala a joke to you?’

Asisat Oshoala was nominated for the 2023 Ballon d'Or
Asisat Oshoala was nominated for the 2023 Ballon d'Or (Photo Credit: FIFAWWC/X)

Asisat Oshoala is widely regarded as the greatest African female footballer of her generation having won nearly every trophy at club and international level.

The 28-year-old forward was also shortlisted in the nominees for the prestigious 2023 Ballon d’Or Award ceremony set to hold next month in Paris.