She may yet not have made an appearance at the ongoing 2018 Women’s African Cup of Nations in Ghana but Nasarawa Amazons striker Anam Imo says that being a part of the squad has been a “wonderful” experience.
“It has been wonderful,” said Imo, “the camping, everything around has been wonderful, the training, the players [have all] been good.”
Imo who is the leading scorer in the 2018 Nigeria Women Professional League with eight goals is one of six home-based players in the squad and after watching two of her contemporaries make goalscoring appearances for the Falcons against Zambia, the striker tells busybuddiesng.com that she is not aggrieved at her lack of playing time and believes she will get an opportunity to make an impact at the tournament before it ends.
“It doesn’t make me feel anything [that I am yet to make an appearance],” the 18-year old forward told busybuddiesng.com.
“I’m still waiting for my own chance and when the time comes I will do my own best I’m still prepared for it. I know I will get a chance to play before the tournament ends, that’s my belief,” she added.
Imo who made her competitive debut for the Falcons in the first leg of the final 2018 Women’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Gambia in Banjul and has also represented the country at Under-20 level also has a more personal reason for wanting to showcase her talents at the 2018 AWCON – the possibility of securing a move to a foreign club.
The powerfully built striker who has played for the likes of Taraba Queens and Ibom Angels in addition to her current club, says she hopes to leverage on the 2018 AWCON is to secure a move abroad.
“[I hope] to get a deal and travel out that’s my target,” Imo says, “I’m having conversations with a number of foreign clubs [and I hope to sign with] anyone of them that comes.”