SK Herkenrode striker, Valerie Awelewa has chosen to pledge her international future to Nigeria, rather than featuring for Belgium.
The Belgian born 18 year forward is currently the top scorer in the Belgian Women’s league with 14 goals in five matches is eager to follow the footsteps of Courtney Dike in representing Nigeria with the Falconets.
Awelewa also added that she never thought of considering to play for Belgium but rather her country of decent.
“I’ve always dreamed about playing for Nigeria ever since. I never really thought about playing for Belgium. I consider Nigeria as my country and I would like to do something for my country and that is playing there,” she began in an interview with the media.
Awelewa who emerged top scorer in the Belgian female league last season with 32 goals is desperate to get a chance to prove her mettle in the Peter Devdebo squad who recently qualified for the final round of the African qualifying series for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate defeat of their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
She also admitted that Liverpool ladies forward Asisat Oshoala remains one of her best stars in the Super Falcons.
“I admire Asisat Oshoala because I like her playing style. She scores nice goals and is hungry for the ball,”
Awelewa a winner of the Cup of Limburg thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2012 missed out on a chance to sign to Juplier side Anderlecht this summer was also in the Super Eagles camp in Brussels to meet team.
“It was really nice. I loved how some players were really friendly as well as the officials. To be honest I didn’t expect that. This really motivated me more to play for Nigeria.”