Zulfah Abdulazeez, 21-year-old Nigerian starlet, she has narrated how wearing of Hijab has halt her football dream, vision and career as no club wanted to sign her due to her Hijab. She display her from the concert football from a enormously juvenile mature drawn nevertheless her dad banned her from on stage the game for nine years.
The Score Nigeria reports, talent as they say, cannot be hidden, as she emerged the greatest female footballer in the Etisalat 5-Aside female clash organised in the ivory tower of Ilorin in 2015 – which unexpectedly was the fundamental time the 21-year-old starlet returned to the pitch in nine years.
Zulfah pour down her true life story as she revealed what makes her football career to before seen as mirage.
“I in progress live football what time I was young, I played between guys till I grew up, my passion for football was exceptional, it’s like my every day bread.
“My dad doesn’t like his female product live globe as of the system we dress on the pitch consequently he clogged me from on stage globe for satisfactory nine years.
“I got optimistic by a ally honest like a brother to me not to give away up at what time he aphorism me instruction after nine years, he was the fundamental persona to procure me a boot, his nickname is ‘Ginger’ since next I on track exercise without my dad’s knowledge.
“He fixed me one day and he near beat me to death, that was at what time my grandma clogged my dad from disappointing me to games football
“Since then, my dad gave me a rider of in concert with my Hijab as a Muslim child, he’s my father, I cover to reverence him. Initially, I wasn’t comfortable but as time goes on I got second-hand to it.
Zulfah won unusual awards in Kwara territory and the campus of Ilorin, everyplace she insolvent every part of the institution’s scoring proceedings before her graduation.
“Because of my Hijab, I observe it intricate to induce a club at this point in Nigeria, no club
Talent, as they say, cannot be hidden, as she emerged the Best Female Footballer in the Etisalat 5-Aside Female competition organised in the University of Ilorin in 2015 – which coincidentally was the first time she returned to the pitch in nine years.
“I started playing football when I was young, I played among guys till I grew up, my passion for football was exceptional, it’s like my daily bread.
“My dad doesn’t like his female child playing ball because of the way we dress on the pitch so he stopped me from playing ball for good nine years.
“I got encouraged by a friend just like a brother to me not to give up when he saw me training after nine years, he was the first person to buy me a boot, his nickname is ‘Ginger’ since then I started training without my dad’s knowledge.
“He caught me one day and he nearly beat me to death, that was when my grandma stopped my dad from discouraging me to play football
“Since then, my dad gave me a condition of playing with my Hijab as a Muslim child, he’s my father, I have to respect him. Initially, I wasn’t comfortable but as time goes on I got used to it.
Zulfah won different awards in Kwara State and the University of Ilorin, where she broke all the institution’s scoring records before her graduation.
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