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“I want to be a Professional Footballer” – UI Sociology Graduate that Bagged Seven Awards

A graduate of the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Michael King has taken to Twitter to celebrate his recent academic feat of graduating with honours from the University of Ibadan (UI).

Sharing the good news on Twitter on Tuesday, November 15, the Sociology graduate stated that he was honoured with seven awards at their convocation ceremony as the best graduating student in the Sociology department.

Michael King in his tweet described his academic experience as challenging.

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He stated that though he gave thanks to God, achieving the feat was not easy at all, adding that he felt fulfilled and happy because he struggled all through from being the average student to leading the pack of his class.

“My journey was not easy at all. I was an average student since secondary school and even for the first 3 years of my university. When I was in my penultimate year, I wasn’t among the top 5 students in my class. However, one thing I would always remind myself is I am an average student plus grace,” he said.

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Speaking about plans after school, King stressed that his plan after graduation is to focus on his football dream. According to him, he was an active team member and has participated in different major tournaments for the University of Ibadan.

He also said his father had advised him to pursue his first degree before focusing on his football dream.

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“My dream now is to focus on my football career. I have always loved the sport and I feel I am good enough to make it to the professional level.

“All I want to become earlier is a professional footballer and so I was not interested in going to school. My dad and I then had an agreement to give him my first degree and after which I can pursue my career in football,” he submitted.

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