Olatunbosun: Why I skipped baseball to football

By Daily Sports on May 26, 2017

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Attacking winger Sikiru Olatunbosun has sensationally revealed that he once used to play organised baseball before he made a shift to football.

Olatunbosun who now plays for Lagos-based MFM FC told npfl.ng that it was the lack of popularity in baseball that made him switch to the more illustrious football.

“I played grassroots football in Bariga and Somolu but before I started with football I was a baseball player,” Olatunbosun said.

“I was schooling at Lagos City College then but I played baseball at St Finbarrs’ College.

“I just went to St Finbarrs one day to play set (local football) and I saw them playing baseball. I then met one of the coaches and told him I was interested and asked to join them.

“That was how I started playing baseball. It was not and is still not a popular sport in Nigeria and there was very little motivation in it and so I later left to focus fully on football,” he told npfl.ng.

“It is possible I will go back to baseball at some point in my life. It is a skill I already have and I believe I could still use it in life.”

*Photo shows Olatunbosun.

Source Daily Sports

Posted May 26, 2017

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