By Afeseh Apong
17_year_old Cameroonian international Brenda Tabe Ebika, has reiterated the need for young footballers of her age to pursue their Education while aiming for bigger careers on the pitch.
The AS AWA FF striker wrote and succeeded the 2021 session of the GCE advanced levels, with three papers, but that did not stop her from leaving her footprints on the green turf. In fact, Brenda scooped three accolades during the maiden edition of the Guinness super league awards ceremony that took place at the Yaoundé Hilton Hotel.
She finished third highest goalscorer of the league with 15 goals to her name, was runner up in the Best player of the season category and was voted in the League’s best Eleven (Dream Team) of the season.
“I’m very happy and proud of myself because it was not the first time I was receiving such a recognition. In 2018 I was top scorer of the second Division with Lekie Filles where I scored 27 goals. Last I was nominated as the best upcoming talent. With three awards from the Guinness Super League, I’m grateful,’ Brenda said.
“I want to march the levels of the likes of Ajara (Nchout), Aboudi Onguene and I want win many more Awards. I really want to make history not only for Cameroon, but for Africa as a whole,’ the youngster narrates her ambitions.
“It is a great motivation for me to work hard because since I joined the U17 lionesses in 2018, I have taken a step ahead and now with the Junior National team (U20 lionesses) and was also part of a training camp with the senior national team.
Though Brenda thinks she would have done better if not of her demanding school work which was often very difficult to blend it with football, she is however determined to conquer the two.
“Joining football with Academics is very difficult in our Cameroonian context, but I made a promise to myself that this year was going to be my year both in football and Academics. I can’t leave my studies just because of football. We’re women and can not just focus our minds on football so I had to write my Advanced levels in Lower sixth. Now I’m very happy because I had three papers at the Advance levels and today I’m also going home with three awards from the Guinness Super League.”
An inspiring 2020_2021 story of Brenda Tabe Ebika, who recently scored three of Cameroon’s nine goal aggregate win over DR Congo in the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U20 women’s world cup schedule for Costa Rica.
There is no doubt that Brenda has been successful both on and off the pitch, and her performance has seduced a handful of clubs, who are chasing the signature of the star forward.
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