Eniola Aluko speaks to Nick Makoha

Poet Nick Makoha interviews footballer Eniola Aluko as part of the Thinking Outside the Penalty Box project. They talk about football, poetry, identity and her Nigerian roots. You can see the full interview here, or clips presented below.

Eniola Aluko on how she became a footballer

Eniola Aluko reads ‘The Name Behind the Jersey (Mikel John Obi)’ by Lydia Wei

Eniola Aluko’s advice to young writers

Eniola Aluko: “Africa is good for the soul”

Eniola Aluko on education and her football career

Eniola Aluko: “It’s always taken sacrifice”

Eniola Aluko on proving yourself

Eniola Aluko on philanthropy and giving back

Eniola Aluko on guilty pleasures