- Ghanaian female midfielder, Firdaus Yakubu, has made a quick return to the football field just a month after giving birth
- The tenacious mother of two plays for the Ghana Women's Premier League side AshTown
- Yakubu spoke to Happy Sports on Happy 98.9FM about how she combines her career with motherhood
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Young female footballer, Firdaus Yakubu, who plays for the Ghana Women's Premier League side AshTown, has returned to the field just a month after giving birth.
The mother of two plays an integral role in her team and has opened up on how she combines her professional career and motherhood.
Yakubu admits that she had to defeat multiple odds and impediments to thrive as a female footballer, acknowledging that it is difficult for a young girl to play active football in the country.
She told Ohene-Bampoe Brenya of Happy Sports in an interview on Happy 98.9FM that there is a difference in physique after giving birth to her two children.
Yakubu, however, attributed her decision to return to the pitch just a month after giving birth to her second child to the passion she has for the game, revealing she did not want to miss the league.
''I want to play football to the highest level hence I need someone to manage me and help me achieve my dream because I want to do great things in Football,'' she told Ohene-Bampoe Brenya of Happy Sports.
The former student of TI Ahmadiyya Senior High School indicated she is always happy seeing her kids at the park when she is playing.
''They are always cheering me up, which inspires and encourages me to do more,'' she said.
Despite her difficulty in combining her career with raising two kids, Yakubu is doing pretty well on and off the field.
She scored two goals for her side in the Ghana Women's Premier League matchday in a game against Fabulous Ladies.
Yakubu dedicated her two goals on that day to her kids who came to watch the game.
Watch her original interview with Pure FM Sport that gained her attention.
In other news, Ghanaian-American plastic surgeon, Dr Michael Obeng, has successfully removed the Gorilla Glue Spray used by a Louisiana woman to hold her hair down after she ran out of hairspray.
Tessica Brown, 40, gained internet attention after posting about her ordeal on social media, revealing she had not been able to move her hair for about a month after applying the Gorilla glue.
She flew to the Beverly Hills office of Dr Obeng on Wednesday for the procedure to remove the permanent glue.
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