Edo Queens defender, Ogechi Favor, has disclosed that she had to forgo her education for football due to her family financial status.
Born into a family of seven, the former Confluence Queens player said that she had to relief her parents off their burden at a tender age as they were not really up to the task.
“I started playing football when I was a kid on the street of Lagos. I engaged in school games where I played active role in the school sport team but unfortunately, at 11 years I had to leave school and focus on football at a very tender age just to ease the burden on my parents,” she told NBsportlive
“In 2008, I joined Garden Queens FC, Lagos. At first my Mum wasn’t in support of it but my Dad who is a football lover encouraged and she danced to the tune too.
”So, from Lagos I travelled to Ondo State where I played for Sunshine Queens. Later, I joined Edo Queens before playing for Confluence Queens of Kogi. Now I’m back to Edo Queens.”
Despite not being in camp for months due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, Oge is still very much ready for the new league season and that her teammates are too.
“Yes. I’m ready for the new league season. Even if the virus vanish this week and the new season begins next week, I and my teammates are up to the task. With God, all things are possible,” Favour added
To crown her effort in her career, the former Sunshine Queens player would love to play for the Arsenal ladies in the English Women’s Super League.
She profess her love for the team and insisted that with hard work and prayer, her dream will come true.
“I’m a very big fan of the Arsenal and would love to play for the female team at all cost. Even without a pay. I’m really working towards that and I pray my dream come true soon,” she added.
On who she look up to in her career, the 20 year old go for France female national team player Wendie Renard.
She concluded: “I love Wendie for the fact that she is always the chief commander at the back and knows how to score goals with her head.”