At 18 years Alfred Segun is one of the youngest players within the Blues camp and has been a joy to watch with his recent display when given the nod. He made his debut in a cameo appearance coming on in the last few minutes of our last game in 2020. 
Upon resumption for the first game of the new year, he was named in the starting line-up to be given his full debut. Segun is a versatile defender as he can play comfortably in all the backline positions, even though his natural position is as a Center Back.
The young defender shares his thoughts on his performance over the last few weeks and how he has been preparing himself and working hard for any opportunity he might get during the ongoing campaign.
Alfred:¬†‘The squad is a talented one and we’ve got¬†some¬†players who are experienced in terms of exposure, so competition for a place in the squad is healthy for every one of us involved.
‘I like the competition as it allows me to always step up my game in training and work harder. The manager and his technical crew are always watching and they see how everyone is working.
‘I am out here to make myself and family proud and so I will put in my best effort for the team to bring glory to the Club.
He¬†explains his position and how well he could blend into other positions in defence¬†as a defender…
‘I play as a¬†Center Back¬†but I also fit in comfortably in any other position in defence. For me, it’s all about being confident when on the ball and off the ball I have to keep my concentration when I am marking.
‘I train for different game¬†situations as I may be deployed to play in any role,¬†so I am always ready to go when I am called upon.
The defender speaks about his cameo¬†debut and his latest full debut on how that has boosted his confidence in recent weeks…
‘It was a proud moment when the manager called on me in the last minutes of our final game last year. We played a¬†3-3 draw¬†and I had to come in to defend for those final moments.
‘The manager and my teammates were impressed with my short introduction and they all gave me some encouraging words after the game.
‘My full debut was a few days ago when we went away at¬†Ijebu-Ode,¬†we led early on and then we went a man down late in the first half. It was a difficult game but a well-deserved win for us and I did enjoy my day.
On developing his game and learning under the gaffer he explains how that has been a major influence for him so far…
‘The Coach¬†(Akinyelu Olajide)is a massive trainer and a good motivator, he’s always teaching and trying to help me. When you have someone like that in your corner it makes everything easier for you.
‘He’s very understanding and can be easily approached. I will keep learning and improving on¬†myself so I can give back to my Coach and team with the best of my ability.’


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