Ajibade: God and youthfulness saw us through fixture congestion

This week, Lagos-based Nigeria Women Premier League club, FC Robo have had to endure the hassle of a fixture congestion with a hectic road trip (of about 18 hours) to and fro Owerri in between.

They definitely deserve lots of credit for securing a league draw in between two FA Cup wins in five days; defeating Dream Stars 7-0 on Monday, playing out a 1-1 draw with Heartland Queens in Owerri on Wednesday before sealing a place in the final of the Lagos State FA Cup with a 7-0 spanking of Royaltom Queens on Friday.

In all these,  captain of the team, Rasheedat Ajibade contributed eight goals. When asked how they managed the situation, she said:

“I  know everybody will be wondering why I am always saying that everything is about God.  It is not how much strength, it’s not how much we trained, it’s not how good we are, it’s just God that is giving us that strength to keep moving at all times and being a youth team we have to play tirelessly, we have to explore our youthfulness in every match we play.”

Ajibade was named Most Valuable Player in the match against Royaltom following her impressive performance that earned her a hat trick.

“I feel so grateful to God and I also give thanks to my teammates for helping me to score those three goals,” the youth international stated. 

Speaking of their opponents on the day, she added:

“They are also a very good side but it is just that it will always show that we are an elite side and they are an amateur side.”

FC Robo Queens will today at 3pm trade tackles with Young Talent 99 in the final of the Lagos FA Cup.


Photo credit: Janine Anthony for LadiesMarch


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