By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
It is often a herculean task for female Footballers in Nigeria to combine their career with going to school most especially higher institutions in Nigeria. Adamawa Queens defender, Sandra Johnosi is of the view that it’s good and advantageous for female footballers to go to school as it will help them in their career and future prospects. She disclosed this in an exclusive interview with 2019 Naija Women Football League Journalist of the season, kick442.com-Nigeria correspondent Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde.
“In life, education is very important as it is characterised with the power of moulding ones mindset and character. It is good for female footballer due to this to go to school as it will them from fraudulent contract and exploitation.”
The former Nasarawa Amazon player speak on how she do combine football with academics before bagging a Bachelor of Science Degree. She asertted that she do focus on her academics in school and will later join her club during inter semester break.
“During my undergraduate days, I was combining it with school with the encouragement of Coach Christopher Danjuma of Nasarawa Amazon because his Advice while in my school (Nasarawa state university Keffi) was when ever we are on semester break I should join the team at lafia which I never fail to meeting up his Advice for me.
Am now a full time footballer with my B.sc in Accounting at hand.”
She also took us through how she started her career from her primary school days and now that she is through with school.
“I started my football career during my primary school days, it has been my passion and dream right from childhood. With the great talent given to me by God I was able to prove my self during my primary and secondary school days with an unforgettable history for me.
I decide to start playing football after my Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) result, my parents accept my decision with much support from them as my guardians I never lack anything in pursuing my great dream.”
Sandra Jonhnosi was part of the Adamawa Queens side that qualified for last season Nigeria Women Football League Super 4 tournament for the first time in the club history by playing a pivotal role in the teams solid defensive arrangement that only conceded one (1) goal during the regular season alongside the goal keeper of the season, Obidinma Nkiruka.
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