Extremadura UD Feminine’s Lily Niber Lawrence: My experience playing abroad

Spain-based Lily Niber Lawrence has spoken about her bittersweet experience play abroad for the first time.

The Ghana international joined Extremadura UD Feminine from on an initial loan deal from Sekondi Hasaacas with an option to buy.

Lawrence, 22, said: ”I would say my journey so far has been normal.

“You know I have travelled a lot, with the national team but  when you had the chance to sign your first professional contract, you know how exciting it will be, every player’s dream is to play outside the country.”

The winger believes the experience of having played in the domestic and foreign leagues  will make her better.

“There is a lot of difference even though it’s not quite much, playing outside the country, there is a colour difference, the language, the weather and everything is different,” she added.

When asked about racism, the former FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup bronze medallist stated: “I’ve not experienced anything of that like that. That doesn’t mean it’s not there but on my path I haven’t.

”I’m coping very well with my teammates even though we have a language barrier, most of my teammates speak good English other’s don’t, so it’s more like batter trade we help each other. Nonetheless I’m trying my possible best to learn the language.

”The club organises classes for the foreign players as well, only that it’s a bit boring when you’re a beginner but later you get used to it.”

The Spanish women’s football has been cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic.

Naa Bardina
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