On our this week episode of ‘Extra time’ we caught up with Abia warriors high flying left full back, Kabiru Muhammed. Since joining Abia warriors at the beginning of the current Nigeria Professional League Campaign, Kabiru has made his mark in the league with the Umuahia based outfit regardless marking his debut in the league in the current season.
Fasten your seatbelts, grab your popcorns as the petit defender made some huge revelations as regards to his career, relationship status and his future aspirations.
Abia Warriors,com,ng: its so nice to have you here on this weeks episode of ‘Extra Time, please introduce yourself
Kabiru: Thank you for having me. My name is Kabiru Muhammed, born and bred in kaduna, Nigeria. I am 21yrs old.
Abia Warriorsfc.com.ng: And how was your childhood like, from what you could remember?
Kabiru: My childhood was all about struggles to be honest with you but I thank my mum and dad because despite the struggles, they made sure I and my siblings went to school and also pursue other career paths in life. But it was really a rough road.
Abiawarriosfc.com.ng: Okay, so what’s your relationship status?
Kabiru: Am in a relationship with one pretty damsel, she will be made public soonest, giggles.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: Great! So which professional football player has really influenced your career positively?
Kabiru; Frances Benjamin of Heartland FC is a big brother to me in kaduna. He is my day one trainer, mentor, coach and also a role model. So I give him like 80% of my career influence. Then the remaining 20% will go to Real Madrid left back Marcelo. I also look forward to him so much.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: Alright so, let’s get to know about your journey to stardom in the Nigeria Professional Football League, how did it began?
Kabiru: After I left Croatia and was in kaduna for a while, I was supposed to sign for a team in Russia then corona virus came and there was travel restrictions, so I couldn’t travel. Then my family and friends advised me to sign for any good side in the NPFL. Honestly I had other offer but when Abia warriors came and I saw the project they have on ground, the quality players they have and also a good coach whom I’ve know for a while. I just decided to sign for this lovely team. And I’m loving every bit of the journey so far.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: Which league outside the country help you improve your game
Kabiru: Croatia league help me a lot and the coaches.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: Alright and so far in your playing career, you’ve probably come up against this attacker who really kept you on your toes throughout the game, who would you pick as your toughest opponent?
Kabiru: My toughest opponent is actually my childhood friend. Sadiq Umar of Almeria.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: Do you still recall your worst moment as a Player?
Kabiru: My worst day was the day we lost in the play off to qualify for first division at NK varazdin. We fought from day one and at the end we have to play a two leg games play off. We were very hopeful that we will qualify because we worked for it so hard but you know as God almighty does his things. We lost but still thankful to Allah because it was a very good run
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: It’s sure in the past, so tell us, what’s your favorite quote of all time?
Kabiru: My favorite quote is a Quranic verse “ innallaha ma sabireen” it’s means Allah is with the patient
Abiawariorsfc.com.ng: Great, so if you are to mention your best eleven in the league, the coach and the team, how will it be?
Kabiru: My Best coach is Imama amapakapo 1,ojo Abia warriors,2,Adekunle Abia warriors,3,Olisa akwa United,4,Taiwo kwara United,5,kabiru abia warriors,6,Daniel Abia warriors,7,olatunji Enyimba,8,Fatai Abia warriors ,9,Anayo Enyimba ,10,Mustpha abia warriors, ,11,Obaje Abia warriors
Abiawarriorsfc.co,.ng: Which Abia warriors players has impressed you so far
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: In a simple sentence, how would you describe yourself?
Kabiu: I see my self as a young man, dedicated to his profession and Serving God and humanity any day any time.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: Alright, you’ve played in Leagues outside the country and have witnessed a lot of things in it, what advice or suggestion(s) would you give to the League Management Company, that will better upgrade the standard of the league?
Kabiru: There is room for improvement, they been doing great.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: Okay, so assuming you weren’t a professional football player, which profession would you have gone for?
Kabiru: I we like to go for Business buying and selling.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: If you invited to represent your country at the international scene, what would Nigerians expect from you?
Kabiru: since I was a child my dream is to represent Nigeria I will play with all my heart.
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: So do you see yourself representing the Super Eagles of Nigeria anytime soon?
Kabiru: yes I’m ready anytime they call me to service my father land
Abiawarriorsfc.com.ng: So what advice would you give to the up and coming football players/goalkeepers that look up to you as their role model?
Kabiru: my advice to the up coming once is in football u can have the talent but if you are not hard working forget it,u have to work hard believe in yourself and God will make your dreams come true