Super Falcons and Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala has revealed that she didn’t get support from her parents when she started playing football in Lagos.
In an ad on her Instagram page, Oshoala revealed that the only person who supported her is her grandmother.
She also revealed how she was discovered and became a professional footballer while just playing football for fun.
Oshoala said, “Talking about my journey of football right from the beginning, I started with my friends in school and I was just doing it for fun.
“It became something that I liked to do more often and after school hours I would play football before I go home. My parents were always complaining that I came home late after school hours. When I finished from school, I had like almost months doing nothing, so I just spoke with my parents (that) maybe they could just allow me to play for fun and nothing serious.
“From there I played in a tournament, then I was discovered by one of the teams and they told me they wanted me. But I said I didn’t want to play professional football, but they said “no” because I have the qualities.
“I said my parents were not going to allow me to do that, so they shouldn’t bother trying. My parents never supported me; the only person who was supportive was my grandmother. She was the only one who was there. Even when my dad and mum wanted to beat me because I went to play football, she was the only one who would support and give me food.”