Athlético FC d’Abidjan versatile midfielder Favour Kalu, 18, has revealed that both male and female coaches wanted to sleep with her.
She said this while talking about her career challenges on-and-off the pitch, playing abroad and her football dreams, in and exciting interview with ‘TANA AIYEJINA.
Favour Kalu said;
”It wasn’t easy at all and I faced a lot of challenges. It was really terrible especially in camp because most times there won’t be food to eat, water to bathe, good clothes to wear, kits to play football and all of that. Sometimes, guys harassed me, wanting to sleep with me before they helped me or do anything for me, but I never allowed it to happen. Most times coaches and teammates would want to take advantage of me because to them I’m too beautiful to be a footballer, but thank God for where I am today.”
”Yeah, both male and female coaches back then, even till now, but I won’t call names. It wasn’t easy at all but God helped me through those times and till now He’s still helping me.”
The excited player added that she is excited becoming a CAF player nevertheless .
”I’m so excited that I’ve finally become a CAF player because it is a dream come true for me. I never knew a day like that would come because I was dropped from Bayelsa Queens in June last year, a month before the CAF Champions League preparations. At that point, that dream of becoming a CAF medalist was shattered. But God being who He is, made it come through again. All Glory to God Almighty for this great opportunity and the beginning of greater achievements in my career.
”I’ve really been through a lot, like real tough moments but I had never been dropped in my whole life since I started playing football. So, it came as a surprise to me, though I wasn’t that bitter about the whole thing because at that moment I knew I was getting closer to my destination because I was created for greatness. My best moment so far as a footballer is participating and winning a third-place medal in the Women’s CAF Champions League qualifiers for the first time in my career.”