Igala lady turns bus driver in the UK after playing for Nigeria Super Falcon

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Rachael Aladi Ayegba, a former goalkeeper of the Nigerian women’s national team has turned herself into a bus driver in the United Kingdom turning back at football.

Ayegba played in the 2007 Women’s World Cup, the 2006 and 2008 African Women’s Championships and had an 11-years playing experience in Finland, winning the association title in 2013 with PK-35 Vantaa.

Currently, Anyegba drives the number 185 bus between Lewisham and Victoria, according to reports.

“When you are trying to save the ball, you want safe hands. Be that as it may, there are ten others on your side.

“When you drive a bus, you are on your own,” 35-year-old Ayegba made this known to the Standard UK.


Ayegba, whose favorite player is Cristiano Ronaldo, says she doesn’t play football anymore, though she has a coaching license.

She said, “I am old. You have to know when to stop.

“Mentally you have to be 100% ready, if you are a goalkeeper the defenders can help you. You can’t make any mistakes driving a bus.”

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