By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Much preference is always given to strikers due to goals scored in the course of the game but defenders also play their part by protecting their goalkeepers and ensuring that their team does not concede many goals.
Abia Angels Central Defender, Margaret Ademulegun is playing her defensive role for the Umuahia based club.
After coming up the ranks from Real Dynamo Football Academy in 2010, she joined City of David, COD Ladies after the disbandment of Dynamo Football Academy spending just one season with COD Ladies. Margaret Ademulegun joined Young Talented Academy and was there from 2015 to 2017 before pitching her tent with Sunshine Queens of Akure. She was invited to the National Under-17 team in 2018 before joining her current club in 2019.
Margaret Marshalls Abia Angels defense line and also play her role in the attack when the need arises. She is yet to score for Abia Angels but had an assist for her club in the course of the 2018-2018 NWFL Premiership season from a free-kick. Her defensive acumen will be of immense importance for Abia Angels is they are to be counted worthy of contenders for the league trophy come next season.
NAME: Ademulegun Margaret
CLUB: Abia Angels
POSITION: Central Defender
JERSEY NUMBER: 26
STATE OF ORIGIN: Ondo State
FAVORITE JERSEY NUMBER: 26
WHICH PROFESSION WOULD YOU CHOOSE OUTSIDE FOOTBALL: Modelling, dancing, acting, and music (strictly entertainment)
WHAT DO YOU DO HOURS BEFORE MATCHES?: Praying and meditating on how to make a good impact on the team and to be courageous
YOUR HAPPIEST MOMENT AS A FOOTBALLER: Whenever we defeat a strong team
SPECIAL MESSAGE TO YOUR FANS: I love them all and very soon they will be proud of me and they will never regret supporting me. One Love. Thank you.
As Abia Angels prepare for a straight league format when the 2020-2021 NWFL Premiership season kicks off on December 9, 2020, Margaret defensive abilities and capacities will be of immense importance if the Club is to rub shoulders with the league heavyweights.
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