Nigeria’s Amputee Football Senior National team goalkeeper, Ogidan Olayemi has disclosed that the team is determine to win the 2018 Amputee World Cup in Mexico despite the challenges facing the players.
A student of Busuness Administration, Lagos State Polytechnic. Isolo campus, Ogidan has defied the odds by managing his education and training programms with the Amputee Football team regardless of his disability.
Amputee football is a disabled sport involving seven footballers, six outfield players and one goalkeeper, outfielders have lower extremity amputation, while goalkeepers have upper extremity amputation.
He told Voplink media during their training on Monday that the players are ready to transform their lives for good by winning the Amputee World Cup that is set to begin on October 24 – November 5, 2018.
“We thank God for how far the amputee team has gone in terms of the extent of our training despite the few challenges we have faced since the beginning of our preparation for the 2018 Amputee World Cup slated for Mexico.
“Financially we have not had it easy considering the fact that after training we just have to go out to sourcce for money in order to meet up with our demands.
“In my own case I have been trying to manage every aspect of my life base on the fact that I am student of Lagos Stats Polytechnic and I study Business Administration, Isolo campus. Sometimes I have to relate my issues to my lecturers in a bid to make attend trainings at the Main Bowl National Stadium, surulere, Lagos.
“However, one thing is certain, we are determine to win the 2018 Amputee World Cup in Mexico because that’s the only thing we have in mind at the moment.
World Amputee Football Federation had organised World Cup held in 2007 in Tokyo, 2010 in Argentina, 2012 in Russia and 2014 in Mexico without Nigeria making its debut.
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