‘I will take the NPFL by storm’ – Selim Olalekan vows

Mazino Dickson, Abuja

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Nigerian teenage footballer Selim Olalekan has vowed to take the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) by storm.

The 19-year old central midfielder stated this while speaking to VON in Abuja.

Olalekan is currently playing for Dynamic Football Academy in Lagos, but believes his versatility, close ball-control and pace will make him a menace to defenders in the NPFL if he makes the big break.

Football is something  I do which gives me joy a lot ever since I was a kid. And again, Having the right kind of mindset is really a means of strength and vitality that makes me wants to be the best and it has always been my thought ever since I choose the game has a career,” he said.
Secondly, the kind of passion I have for football has always been the most powerful force pushing me to become an athlete. Of a truth, that has been the major reason why I can’t quite no matter the circumstances around me.”

Many Nigerian footballers have used the round leather game to change their financial status – especially those from indigent backgrounds.


Olalekan said besides his love for the game, he believes his innate talent will help to change the lives of his family for the better.

I came from a poor family and I love helping people around me of which I don’t have money to do that now. Well, I strongly believe that God is on my side and playing football will continue to be my primary assignment till I reach my set goals in life. The only thing I believe can end my current challenges and give me much money that will support my vision I have for humanity is football.”

He insists that his exposure to the NPFL will push his quest for future national team appearances in no small way.

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