By Sobiya Inamdar
Despite all odds, an 18 year old girl from Goa has set an example for many aspiring girls who want to be a sport person. The girl is Aqsa Altaf Sayed who has been selected in the women’s football team of Goa prestigious FC Goa (football club Goa). She hails from a remote village in Goa but her steely resolve brings out her talents to the fore.
If you have the courage and that spark to achieve your goals, you can get it in any way that is a message from the success of Aqsa. She was born in Valpoi village of Sattari Taluka (North Goa). She will play in the Goa Football Association’s “Vedanta Women’s League” starting next month.
It is worth to mention here that after commencement of High Profile ISL (Indian Super League) the FC Goa club has earned many accolades and admirers in the global football buff fraternity.
Speaking with Muslim Mirror, Aqsa says that she loved to bounce around the ball since she was a kid but her journey began from 6th grade when she used to play for her school at taluka level while getting her routine practice from the GFDC (Goa football development council).
Aqsa dreams to be part of India’s national women’s football team and to represent India at international events. She also wants to continue being into the track of her passion by picking up to be a football coach in the future. She further wants to coach and motivate little girls to play football.
Her elder brother is an inspiring personality for her who is a good soccer player of soccer. She used to watch him while he was playing football. “My motivation was my hard work, sacrifices and my prayers”.
“ Much credit also goes to my parents and my brother without whom I would have never made this journey successful. I feel blessed to get such supportive people in my life,” Aqsa adds.
Head Master of Unity High school, Valpoi Ashraf Ali Khan said he is proud of Aqsa who brought laurels to her alma mater
I am elated to know that our ex student Aqsa Sayed has been selected to play for FC goa. In fact, she had shown great interest in sports activities during her school days besides, doing her level best in her studies, Khan said.
“I am sure that she will be an asset to the team she will play for India in the near future, we wish her all the very best”.