Samira Suleman opens up on her career, surviving as an orphan

Ghana international Samira Suleman says she was destined to be a footballer.

The Central Region-born but  from Upper West Region comes from a family of eight including her parents. 

Suleman spoke in an interview with CAF which was monitored by NBSports.

“I was just born to play football nothing brought me into football, I grew up playing football and so far I have gotten some challenges,” she said.

Speaking on challenges, the former Hassacas player spoke about the fact that even though her parents supported her dream because her dad was a footballer, society did not show her love when she was growing up.

Unfortunately, Suleman lost her parents at younger age while finding their feet her footballer.

“After I lost my parents, it was not easy that’s why I find it very hard playing football because I went to stay with my aunt and she didn’t love it much,” she added.

The tragedy didn’t shatter the dreams of Samira instead, it motivated her to pursue her dreams.

Now Suleman is one of the renowned sports icon in the history of Ghana Women Football

She was one goal queen of the National Women’s League, won all domestic trophies, including representing the national at all the ranks, before traveling to pursue her career and further her education.

Suleman mentioned how football has done a lot for her and recounted how football has given her an opportunity to study outside Ghana on a scholarship.

She also won a gold medal doing the All African Games in 2015, bronze in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2016.

Awarded the best player and top Scorer in the first ever Women’s League in Ghana, she now carters for her family because she never gave up on her dreams.

Naa Bardina
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