I Will Play For Eaglets Someday


After Smart Striker of Apapa defeated Coker Football Academy of Iwaya 3-2 in the final of U-12 Muniru Muse Cup, captain of Smart Striker, Kareem Ibrahim spoke about his performance and future plans with Grassroots Soccer Guide. 

How would you rate your performance in the final of Muse Cup?

Honestly, my performance was average and I really disappointed my fans who came to watch me in the final of Muse Cup. I am also happy that at the end of the day, we came out victorious.

You actually scored own goal and your fans felt sad about that, how would you react to this?

I am not really happy about that too. I tried to clear the ball away from our goal keeping area, but unfortunately I scored against my team. I want my fans to forgive me for the blunder I committed in the course of the game.

So, tell our readers; when did you join Smart Striker?

I joined the club in year 2009 and I was impressed with the calibre of players in the club. We have a bunch of young players who are committed and ready to give their best for the club.

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Where would you be in next few years?

I see myself playing in Golden Eaglets because I have decided that I will wear Eaglets’s shirt before starting my professional career in Europe.

That means you will first play in Nigerian League before playing in Europe?

Of course yes, because charity begins at home. I want to play in Nigerian League first to garner experience before moving to Europe. I also want to thank my coach, Sulaiman Idowu for supporting my football career.

Which club do you want to play for in Europe?

I will like to start my professional career in Manchester United because I am a fan of the club and I like the philosophy and pattern of the club.

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