Asisat Oshoala starred as her Dalian Quanjian side retained the Chinese Women Super League title after a 0-0 draw with Jiangsu Suning Dalian Sports Center, Liaoning on Saturday.
Prior to the encounter, the champions needed a draw, while their second-placed visitors, who have Malawian Tabitha Chawinga in their books, were chasing a win to close the gap with the hosts.
On the match day, both sides were impressive with a fair share of chances in the desperate battle to claim the diadem, the hosts held their nerve to avoid a home defeat.
After the stalemate, Dalian now have 32 points - four above Jiangsu on 28 to officially emerge as the Chinese women’s topflight league champions with a game to spare.
#CWSL | Dalian 0-0 Jiangsu: Dalian are champions for the third consecutive season! The team just needed one point in the last two games and the draw against the second place Jiangsu confirmed the title. Congratulations! 🏆 #SteelRoses #WomenInFootball pic.twitter.com/hc9K2Y5DaP— China Women's Team (@ChinaWFT) October 20, 2018
And the reigning African Women’s Player of the Year, has taken to social media to celebrate her back-to-back league title success in China.
Having emerged 2018 champions, Oshoala and Dalian would wrap up their league campaign against third-placed Changchun in a dead rubber encounter on October 27, 2018.