Faith Ezinne

Faith Ezinne- The amazing story of the talented Young Midfielder

Faith Ezinne may not be a household name in football, but trust me, she has the potential of a rising star. Beautiful, intelligent, well-built, and hard-working, she has big dreams in her chosen career as a footballer. We all have dreams. We all have goals. We all have aspirations in life. The story is not different from Faith Ezinne, an attacking midfielder with Dream Star ladies FC of Lagos, Nigeria. She has an amazing dream of winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the Nigeria Super Falcons.

Tall dreams some may say, but knowing the fact that the Nigerian National female team, the Super Falcons have never lifted the coveted FIFA Women’s World Cup is an added motivation. The amazing fact about life is that there’s nothing one cannot achieve in life as long as you are determined to pay the price.

The 5 foot 2 inches tall talented midfielder who hails from Okija in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, is determined to break boundaries and achieve the ultimate in her footballing career. Some may wonder how possible is it for her to achieve her dreams. Fortunately for the talented footballer who has so much self-confidence, anything is possible in life as long as one believes.

Discovered at a tender age of 7, she has played for Academy side Palm Island FC of Lagos, Nigeria, before signing a year and a half contract with Dream Star Ladies FC, Lagos Nigeria where she has so far scored an impressive 3 goals in 6 matches during pre-season friendlies.

Weighing at 57kg, Faith Ezinne who wears the popular Jersey number 10 for the Dream Star ladies FC will always remember her late mum as the main motivation behind her choice to play football. “My Mum was always there to encourage me. She was there to watch me during games and each time she tells me not to be afraid of other players”.

When asked about her favorite teams locally and internationally, she talked about her love for Heartland Queens of Owerri in Imo State, Nigeria. It was the Club that made her develop a passion for the game. She also mentioned Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt as another female team she admires. On the International stage, she loves Chelsea Ladies FC of London, England, and Manchester City women’s team.

Talking about football players, she mentioned Tochuckwu Oluehi, the Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt and Super Falcons of Nigeria goalkeeper as an inspiration sighting her performance for the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2018 African Women Championship. Vivian Ikechukwu of Rivers Angel FC Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Ellen White of Manchester City, and Megan Raponie of the United States Female National team are some of her favorite female footballers. She’s also a huge fan of Brazilian female footballer Marta and Argentine international superstar Lionel Messi.

On a lighter note, Faith shares some secret passion for athletics also loves writing, catering, and baking. She keeps training each day except Sundays even as the lockdown due to coronavirus has created a pause on all sporting activities worldwide. Only time will tell, but till then, her dream of playing for the Super Falcons of Nigeria keeps pushing her to improve her game and stay in top shape!

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