Rivers Angels of Nigerian Women Football League forward Vivian Ikechukwu has opened up on her move to the Port Harcourt base side.
The former Abia Angels forward confirmed that she had three good choices but chose River Angels over others and she have no regrets making such decision.
“I had three offers on the table when I wanted to leave Abia Angels, they wanted me to stay but I wanted a new challenge. Ibom Angels, Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels were all interested in me.
“Some of my friends discouraged me from going to River Angels, they said I wouldn’t get play time in Port Harcourt, of course I knew the team was star studdes, played against them in the league and scored too.
“I was confused and had to call my mum. I explained everything to her and she asked me what I really want. I told her I wanted something more in my career and wanted to win trophies as a player.
” She told me to follow my heart and so I arrive Port Harcourt the next day, had my medicals two days after, left the hotel and joined the other players at the team’s camp. Everyone at Rivers Angels treated me with so much respect and I felt at home almost immediately.
“I will never forget what the team manager told me in our first meeting, she said: “This is an environment where everyone is welcome and treated equally. If you are motivated and want to help us win more trophies, then you’ve got a place here in River Angels”.
“I have never regretted joining Rivers Angels and will forever be grateful to God almighty and my mom who was the only person that encouraged me to join the Jewel of Rivers.
The 22 year old has since won two trophies since she joined the Jewels of Rivers and look forward to getting more soon.