Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala has said that her parents didn’t support her when she started playing football in Lagos.
She disclosed this while speaking in a campaign ad on her Instagram page.
Asisat Oshoala said, “Talking about my journey of football right from the beginning, I started with my friends in school and I was just doing it for fun.
“It became something that I liked to do more often and after school hours I would play football before I go home. My parents were always complaining that I came home late after school hours. When I finished from school, I had like almost months doing nothing, so I just spoke with my parents (that) maybe they could just allow me to play for fun and nothing serious.
“From there I played in a tournament, then I was discovered by one of the teams and they told me they wanted me. But I said I didn’t want to play professional football, but they said “no” because I have the qualities.
“I said my parents were not going to allow me to do that, so they shouldn’t bother trying. My parents never supported me; the only person who was supportive was my grandmother. She was the only one who was there. Even when my dad and mum wanted to beat me because I went to play football, she was the only one who would support and give me food.”
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