Long-term GFC player and one of the longest-serving member of the current squad Gbadamosi Oluwasegun reflects on his early days as a Blue this week on the pulse.
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS PERIOD?
OLUWASEGUN ‘It has really been a tough one around the world as a result of the pandemic, but I thank God for life, family and friends.
I have been good so far as I try to always keep myself on the positive side of things. Generally, I am okay and I am happy for my mental state at this time.’
As we tend to go further into other personal questions, Oluwasegun was randomly quizzed on what he understands by the word “August Visitor”.
IT’S AUGUST AND WHAT’S YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORD “AUGUST VISITOR”?
OLUWASEGUN ‘My understanding of when someone mentions an “August Visitor” is like saying someone you have not seen for a while just shows up unexpectedly.’
He does get that right, an “August Visitor” is a phrase used in describing an unexpected visit of an important person with unusual importance and influence.
WHAT HAS YOUR FOOTBALL CAREER BEEN LIKE BEFORE GFC?
OLUWASEGUN ‘I started playing football from an early age, and grassroots football developed me to who I am today.
Before I joined Gbagada FC, I played for Jagunmolu FC and Shaggy FC. In 2013, I joined GFC and I have remained here ever since.
My coach ‘Olajide’ has been one of my biggest inspiration both on and off the pitch, and he has really helped to mould me in my football path.’
ABOUT BEING A SENIOR FIGURE IN THE GROUP?
OLUWASEGUN ‘For me being one of the seniors in the team makes me always place myself in a more responsible way.
Also, the team is a unified one and there is mutual respect between the players. The most important thing for me is to be able to lead the team to victory and assist other players when necessary if they ever need help in any way.’
ON LIFE WITH THE BLUES?
OLUWASEGUN ‘For the past 7 years now I can boldly tell you have been living the blues with GFC. This is like my other family.
A lot of perception I had about so many things changed since I have been here and they have given me new thoughts about how I have come to view things today.
I will be forever grateful for that day I met with the boss and he gave me the platform and the opportunity to showcase myself.’
With 3 assists to his name as a defensive midfielder from 9 league games last season, Oluwasegun would be raring to go as soon as football returns and the league commences.
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM YOU NEXT SEASON?
OLUWASEGUN ‘I would always give my best performance for the team, at any given time because that’s why I train hard every day.
I always want to do better from my last game and every opportunity I am given by the coach is a moment to go ahead and give an outstanding display for myself and the team.
With the squad we have now I am hopeful we would do much better than we did during the last term.’
ANY LAST WORDS TO THE FANS?
OLUWASEGUN ‘I would like to say to the fans to keep safe and stay strong out there. We all can’t wait to get back on the pitch so we can see everyone once again.’