- A rising female football star, Woediku Afi Apeafa, has opened up about the challenges she faces in her profession
- According to her, her mother initially expressed misgivings about her career choice but now supports her decision
- Apeafa, also known as Mafille, added that she takes inspiration from Togolese football star, Emmanuel Adebayor
Woediku Afi Apeafa is a young Togolese footballer who has opened up on the challenges she faced because of her career choice.
Apeafa argued that women footballer can exhibit the same potential as their male counterparts.
However, beginning a profession in football came with several challenges, the first of which was in her home.
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Her mother, per a report by BBC News Africa, discouraged her from playing football.
Apeafa, also known as Mafille because she is the only girl in her family, however says that she understands her mother’s initial reluctance, which has however turned into full support for her career.
Mafille reveals that she enjoys watching Togolese star, Emmanuel Adebayor on television because he has a unique playing style and dribbles in a decisive way.
She adds that she wishes to be a professional, move outside Togo and play in international competitions but she finds it difficult to do so.
The obstacles, she says, include denial of visas to play outside the country and unavailability of championships and competitions.
Mafille is however proud of herself because she was once voted as the best player and scorer.
In a West African Football Union (UFOA) game against Senegal, Mafille was voted as the ‘Man of the Match.’
In other news, a mother, whose identity is yet to be established, has revealed why she decided to transfer her daughter from United Kingdom to Nigeria.
The mother opted to send her daughter, Titi, then aged 11 years, to a village called Ofada in the Ogun state, in Nigeria, to live with her grandmother and receive boarding education.
Titi reveals that unlike Nigeria, she had constant access to electricity, running taps, pizza and other luxuries during her stay in the UK.
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