Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Ohiaeriaku Rejoins Osun Babes On A-Year Deal
Despite interests from top Nigerian Women Premier League (NWPL ) clubs, Super Falcons goalkeeper, Christy Ohiaeriaku is set to rejoin Osun Babes FC this season,in what looks like her third spell at the club, after signing a one-year contract with the Oshogbo based club.
The 18-year-old goalie rejoined the Omoluabi Queens after leaving in the summer of 2014 to team-up with the back to back league Champions Rivers Angels FC of Port-Harcourt. The Technical Adviser of the club, Kehinde Johnson insisted that the club’s decision to bring back the player back was not clouded by sentiment, but what the player can give to the club.
“We know Christy very well and we know what she can do as a goalkeeper; I know when she gets back this weekend, she won’t be judged by history of what she has done for the club in the previous years. But she will be coming with a mentality to make more record, and we are ready to help her grow more in her career,” Kehinde said.
The young goalKeeper who was instrumental to the team’s glorious 2013/2014 season, was later rewarded with various national teams call-ups that took her to the 2014 AWC in Namibia; and the FIFA World Cup in Canada. She however said it was not a difficult decision for her to make as she has great love for the club.
“Everyone knows the special relationship I have with the club (Osun Babes) and it’s just like home for me; It wasn’t easy when I left in 2014. I am not ashamed to say it, I struggled before making the decision to leave for Rivers angels then.”
“When I arrived Rivers Angels, I accepted the challenges, because that’s what makes you stronger. I had great time in Port-Harcourt, and it was indeed a big family. I would love to thank all my Port-Harcourt Fans, the technical crew headed by Coach Edwin Okon, and all the players that made my stay a memorable one; I promise to be back in the nearest future. I am a hard-worker, you need to create your own style. When you work hard, you get the reward at the end,” She concluded.