Nigerian Rinsola Babajide has won the Liverpool FC Women’s Team Player of the Month for January.
The latter saw Babajide’s standout performance as she scored two goals in each half and took her season’s total to seven, coring four goals all of which came against Blackburn Rovers Ladies in an 8-1 win. She played all the three matches played by Liverpool last month,
Babajide, can represent Nigeria as well as England due to her dual citizenship,
The 21-year-old, a natural winger who can also play as a central striker, said: “I’m really honoured to be Player of the Month and thanks to all the fans that voted.
“I feel like our performances have been getting better all the time and two back-to-back wins show that. Now we need another three points and that would be massive for us.”
“It was the volley [past Blackburn] for me, though I’m not sure which one the fans enjoyed most,” she said about her favorite career goal.
“We just needed to hit the back of the net because we’ve been playing well without scoring so it’s a confidence boost for all of us.”
Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes is set to open up a new gymnastics academy in Maryland, Black Enterprisereports.
She is a world renown retired gymnast, the first African American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in women’s gymnastics.
The 43-year-old mother of four, said that empowering young people is her true motivation. “All four of my kids are my motivation! They will be active in the gymnastics and ninja programs and I couldn’t be more proud to build a community to empower and positively encourage today’s generation of gymnasts and beyond. Words leave a lasting impact on the self-esteem of a young child, which is why it’s beyond gold medals here at Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy. Every child that walks through our doors will know that they are valued. My amazing staff will understand that the most important kid is the one standing right in front of them,” she said.
“This is me leaving a lasting legacy in the sport of gymnastics. I know I was able to do it as an athlete. This is my way of doing it by creating a healthy, positive encouraging gymnastics community in this area, in the state of Maryland, that has been so supportive of me throughout my whole career,” she added.
Congratulations to her!