An undergraduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adewale Olowu is talking big about his soccer ambitions and says he is aiming high to get global ratings in the round leather game.
Footballlive.ng can report that Olowu, who is a utility player in the OAU Giants team, is thinking of hitting top marks both in Nigeria and abroad, as he wants top go beyond ‘acada’ football into the professional status.
Olowu said, though injury knocked him out of the squad from Great Ife for the Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL), he is looking at the next stage of his career and believes he can do well as a professional.
He disclosed that he is already thinking ahead of his final days as a student, after which he hopes to feature regularly for a top club in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) to boost his talent.
The soft-spoken lad, who plays as either a holding midfielder or right back, was in the OAU team that defeated Chosen Generation FC of Abeokuta 3-1 during a friendly at the university campus in Ile-Ife.
He disclosed: “We played in this year’s HIFL League where we reached the semi-finals.
“Unfortunately, I was injured while the school was doing screening for the school team I’m very sure I would have been part of the squad if not for the fact that I had an ankle injury during the selection.
“I know I have to start somewhere and that is why I looking at getting a good team to develop further but that has to be close to my school.
“School is very crucial to me for now. I’m enjoy my game with the OAU team in Ife, Osun State and I have been improving on my football.
“I play regularly in the inter-faculty tournaments. My role model is Dani Alves of Brazil. I so much like his game and people say I play like him.
“I enjoy playing in the holding role position because I hardly concede possession.
“You can hardly see me lose the ball to opponents and I am comfortable with passes and dribbling in the middle.”