Many female footballers complain of the lack of family support but it looks like Prisons Ladies and Black Queens defender Cynthia Adobea is an exception to the norm.
In an exclusive interview with NBSPORTSLIVE.COM, Adobea described her family as the backbone to her career.
”I am very fortune, my story is different because I have my family’s support from day 1. They never opposed my decision of becoming a footballer,” she revealed.
Adubea has featured for all of Ghana’s Women National teams and has been playing for Prisons Ladies for 12 years.
She is dreaming of playing abroad should there be an opportunity.
“Since I’m an officer [with the Prisons Service], I don’t have any intentions playing for a local club. It doesn’t even come to mind, but when I get a foreign contract I might leave, because it is allowed.”
Speaking on combining field work and football, the central defender explicitly stated it has been tough.
“As officers, we work when football season is over, but we get released immediately the season is about to resume.
“It’s not easy, combining the two, since the first round came to an end, I’ve not trained because I always go to work. When we start training I know it will affect me so i have to catch up. If I have to train twice a day I’ll do so to get my fitness back.”
Adobea pleaded with the Ghana Football Association and the Women’s Premier League Board to get the season back since most of them are gaining weight.
“I plead with the WPL Board and the GFA to try and resume the league because as ladies we’re not like the men. we will gain a lot of weight when we stay at home for long,” she added.