Ini Umotong scores off the pitch with a First Class degree

Rachael Ugiagbe

Nigerian forward Iniabasi Umotong is excited to be graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Economics from the University of Southampton in England.

The Oxford United WFC player, 23, who has one cap for the Super Falcons of Nigeria, took to her Facebook account to announce the milestone.

“Delighted to be graduating with a First Class Honours in Economics with a First Class Dissertation! ” the Calabar-born striker wrote on Facebook.

Before moving to Oxford United in February 2016, Umotong starred for Portsmouth Ladies, scoring 54 goals in all competitions, as Pompey won the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division title in 2015.

She began her professional football career in 2014 at Portsmouth and then completed a move to her current club Oxford United.

She was named in the Falcons squad to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada by the former coach Edwin Okon, but did not get to play in any match for the team.

Her goal scoring skills and techniques at the FA Women’s Super League 2 saw her winning both the Top Goalscorer and Players’ Player Award in 2016.

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