By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Edo Queens forward, Owoeye Temilope said that her mother didn’t support her football career at the initial stage before she changed her mind and got her her first football boot.
She disclosed this during an exclusive chat with kick442.com
“I started my football career at Ibadan, Oyo state with the opposite sex and also with an oversized borrowed boot.
Actually, when I first decided to play football my mum never allowed to me play but later on she supported me after watching my match against Ondo state in the Youth Festival which I represented Oyo state. This match made her buy me my first boot ever in this career.” She said.
Her club, Edo Queens missed out of Super 4 place last season in the Nigeria Women Premier League, NWPL as well as crashing out in the quarter-final of the Aiteo Cup. Temilope recalled her season experience and inability to meet up with her set target.
“My target last season was to be the highest goal scorer in the league and take my team to the Super 4 but lost it on the road. I wasn’t able to meet up with my target.
I feel bad last season for not qualifying for the super 4 after drawing a game at home to Adamawa Queens and also feel bad when we lost the quarter-final match of the Aiteo Cup to Champions, Nassarawa Amazons in Kogi.
What I am expecting Edo Queens to achieve this new season is to qualify for the super 4.”
Owoeye concluded by taking us through her fitness activities during the COVID-19 induced lockdown as well as a piece of advice for the Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL Board.
“I keep on staying fit at home by training three to four hours in a day because I have a sound technical coach that’s taking me on throughout this lockdown.
What I think about the league being rebranded with a new logo and name is just to promote the NWFL more than another thing and to make sure the league is one of the best leagues in the world. I want the league to resume as early as possible because I can’t wait to be back on the field.
I just want the league board to keep an eye on the improvement of the league and make it one of the best leagues in the world.” She concluded.
Owoeye Temilope scored a goal for Edo Queens at home against Heartland Queens in the league and is optimistic that her side can stake a claim for Super 4 qualification when the league kicks off after COVID-19 pandemic.
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