Yemisi Samuel during training session with the Flamingos

By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, Nigeria

From Sunshine Queens to Osun Babes, Flamingos’ highest goal scorer, Yemisi Samuel will lead Osun Babes attacking line when the 2019-2020 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership kick-off as the Osogbo side host Adamawa Queens in their Match Day One fixture.

Little was known about the young attacker until she announced herself to the world with Nigeria Under 17 Ladies (Flamingos) scoring during warm-up games leading to their qualifying match against Guinea.

Oluwayemisi Samuel in action for Nigeria vs Guinea

Oluwayemisi Samuel scored 8 goals in 4 friendly matches for Flamingos before grabbing a hattrick during Flamingos 6-1 first-leg victory over Guinea in Conakry. She couldn’t score during Nigeria’s return leg 5-1 victory over Guinea but she has been able to score a total of 11 goals in 6 matches for the Flamingos.

Yemisi Samuel during training aession with the Flamingos

Her goal-scoring prowess will be key for Osun Babes if the team is to beat the drop come next season as they struggled with relegation last season.

Name : Samuel Oluwayemisi

Club : Osun Babes

Position : Centre Forward (Striker)

Jersey Number : 40

State Of Origin : Ogun State

Favorite Jersey Number : 17

Which Profession Would You Choose Outside Football : I want to be an Accountant

What Do You Do Hours Before Matches ?: I do pray, think of how to score goals and look forward to the game

YOUR HAPPIEST MOMENT AS A FOOTBALLER: When I scored a hattrick in my first away match for the National Under 17 team

Special Message To Your Fans :
Thank you all for your love and support. Please don’t stop praying for me. God bless you all.

Oluwayemisi Samuel hopes to help Osun Babes have a good outing in the league come next season, as well as help Nigeria Under 17 side, navigate through Ghana to be able to qualify for the next FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup.

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