Former Super Falcons of Nigeria goalkeeper Rachael Ayegba is now a bus driver in London, England, Complete Sports reports.
Ayegba was a member of the Falcons team at the 2007 Women’s World Cup. She was also part of the squad to the 2006 and 2008 Women’s Africa Cup of Nationals and had an 11-year stint as a pro in Finland, winning the league title in 2013 with PK-35 Vantaa.
The former shot-stopper, who is in the middle of a year’s training, now drives the number 185 between Lewisham and Victoria.
The 35-year-old who moved to England in 2018, says she had visited London for years on holiday and always admired the double-decker buses. She reckons driving a bus and to play in goal have a lot in common, which is about safety first and about not making a mistake.
“When you are trying to save the ball, you need safe hands. But there are ten others on your side,” she was quoted on Evening Standard. “When you drive a bus, you are on your own. 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,” she added.
“I am old. You have to know when to stop,” she added. “Mentally you have to be 100% ready.
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