Ibom Angels center back, Victoria Ime Eyakndue has advised female footballers to embrace education despite still pursuing a football career.
Eyakndue speaking in an interview with kick442.com, said education is of great importance not only for female footballers but also to the society.
“Well, I can say education is of great importance not only to female footballers but the society at large because it plays a vital role in giving more light and information about everything.
“I have been able to successfully combine both education and football, though it wasn’t easy at first, I succeeded through God’s grace, my passion and determination”
The former Dynamite Babes FC of Kaduna also advises fellow players in the Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL, to embrace education so that they will have something to fall on after their football.
“My advice to my fellow NWFL players is that they should embrace education as a light to success in their career. Both need time, concentration, and hard work which can be achieved through full determination, so at the end, they always have something to still fall back to after their career years,” she said.
She further explained how her parents were supportive, ensuring that she achieve her feat in football and academics.
“I started football at a very tender age, first on the streets and driven by the passion for it, I took it as a career. I was the only female at first it wasn’t that easy owing to the fact that I was the only female child of my parents in the family of four, but now I can say they are very supportive and believe so much in me”.
Victoria Eyakndue studied Fine and Industrial Arts at the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, she joins other footballers in the league who are combining education with football careers.
The duo of Sandra Johnosi and Regina Omede are in the same league as some players continue to diversify their potential along the academic line.
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