I was not abused, but I realise the girl child needs encouragement – Asisat Oshoala

In commemoration of the ‘International Day of the Girl Child’, Asisat Oshoala, an award winning Nigerian footballer who earns 12million per week, joined the ladies of YourViewTVC, to talk on empowering the girl child.

This she said has prompted her to start the ‘Lagos Girls Football’ which involves Lagos State secondary school tournament.

Although in her words, she was not abused but she realizes that the girl child needs encouragement.

“I was not abused because I started with someone who has passion for football, had other girls and funded it with his money.When you meet the right people, you will reach your goal without being abused. My project is for the girl child. I know a lot of girls that we started together but today, they are else where because there was no opportunity and no one to talk to them or talk to their parents on their behalf. Some of the girls in the Lagos tournament have been chosen for international matches and we have the support of the first lady of Lagos state. When dignitaries are in support of what you do and help you, then you are on the right path.”

She also countered the stereotype believe that female footballers are feminists and don’t get involved in relationships.

“It’s not true, It’s a choice that you make. I can get pregnant if I want and have a baby. I will just take a year or a year and half break and come back to continue football.”

She then added that she is in a relationship.

“I am occupied, I am not free.”

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