Immigration Ladies striker Sylvia Nelson says a move to Spanish giants FC Barcelona Femení would be one of her biggest lifetime achievements.
In an exclusive chat with NBSports, Nelson, a cult figure at the security service side is insistent that the move is not an impossibility despite the struggles of her side in the Women’s Premier League.
“FC Barcelona is a big club. It is one of the most successful women’s football teams in Spain and the world over, and playing for them would be an accomplishment in my career,” she said.
“Life has a funny way of working out just when you start to believe it never will and for me I would keep working at my dream until I achieve.”
But in the mean time, she says he is focused on helping her side earn a respectable place on the Southern Sector league log if not make it to the finals and possibly winning the league for the very first time.
“For me, everything is possible in life, and that is the attitude with which I approach everything I do. We winning the league is a possibility and until the last game of the season, myself and my team mates would not rest on our oars.”
Having already spent five seasons at the club, Nelson ” Silva” revealed that her utmost desire is to win the League and FA Cups with her side before moving on.
She named 2003 former African Footballer of the Year Grace Adjoa Bayor as one player she draws her inspiration from.
“Bayor is one complete player that any player would love to have on her side during a game, she has got all that one desires for in a modern player and that makes her an extraordinary player to play with. She is ever ready to pass on her knowledge to the younger generation and that is the most beautiful thing about her,” she said.
On whether she believes superstition plays a role in football, Nelson smiled and stated prayer is her only weapon she has.
Nelson said: “I don’t believe in any other thing aside prayer that is all.”
Currently feeling the huge effects of the ban of sporting activities and public gathering, Sylvia says she is restricted to training at home, something she says is not as effective as team training.
“Yes it is often difficult to train by myself. I sometimes feel lazy to train but I try as much as possible because I cannot stay without training too,” she added.