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Shoremekun likes role as NWPL defender

Jokodolu Babes left full back, Oluwakemi Shoremekun has said it is not sheer size but the heart that determines a good defender.

The petite strong youngster was solid at the back for the Ogbomosho landladies in Wednesday’s Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) matchday 9 clash against hosts, FC Robo Queens at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.

An almost stoppage time brilliant header by forward, Esther Ndubisi beat Man of the Match goalkeeper, Agatha Thompson for the Lagos side match winner.

Shoremekun said the defeat to FC Robo Queens as a home girl will hurt her for a long time to come in her flourishing career.

“Of course, I have never been intimidated by any attacker irrespective of the attacker’s physique or sheer size.

“I have the mind and zeal, I believe in God, too and myself that I can always do it and excel against any opponent.

“I’m young still growing my height and size at the moment has never hindered me from giving my best.

“I gave more than my best in our match against FC Robo Queens to at least go home with a point.

“I felt bad losing at the end of the day because I never expected it, it was a dying minute goal that spoiled fun for us.

“It was painful more so as Lagos is my home state, I wanted to have fun, entertain the fans and head off the pitch with my head held high.

“The referee was 100% against us in the match as any little contact was blown as foul.

“We were depressed by the referee biased officiating and we could not go ahead with our match plan to earn at least a draw,” said the former Abia Angels strong woman to

Shoremekun believes strongly that her side will keep the top-flight status quo as well as challenge for the Super 4 spots.

“This is our first season in the Premier League we can get the Super 4 spot, we are young and determined. We can make it to the Super 4 in our maiden appearance,” said Shoremekun.

The youngster admires former teammate, Vivian Ikechukwu now with Rivers Angels and Nigerian international, Asisat Oshoala.

“My role models are Vivian Ikechukwu and Asisat Oshoala, they are very good players.

“My biggest dream is to play in the national teams and head to the university to study Computer Science,” she said.

The Obinrinrere Queens are sixth on the NWPL Group B log on eight points 12 behind leaders Sunshine Queens whom they will engage next Wednesday matchday 10 clash in Ogbomosho.



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