A brilliant Nigerian football star named Daniel Jinadu has bagged a Psychology degree with a first-class honor at the University of East London, England in the United Kingdom.
Daniel Jinadu is a 21-year-old Nigerian football star who represented the Golden Eaglets at the 2019 U17 World Cup. He began his football journey with Chelsea before he joined West Ham United in December 2017, where he embarked on a two-year scholarship in the summer of 2018.
While at West Ham United, Daniel made five appearances with the U18s but faced challenges breaking into the first team. After he left West Ham United, he served with other notable football clubs such as Barnsley FC, Dartford FC, and Margate FC.
He is currently serving as the goalkeeper of Maidenhead United and is playing in the English Premier League 2023. Daniel shared his achievement of bagging a degree from the University on his Instagram.
He shared that he bagged a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with first-class honors despite being a full-time footballer. Daniel shared that balancing his football career together with his academics has been an eventful journey.
”Boom! Just bagged that First Class BSc in Psychology from UEL! Looking back to my first year as a pro at West Ham to now, sticking with my degree alongside football has been a game-changer,” he wrote.
”t’s been my anchor through the football rollercoaster, offering a glimpse into a future beyond the pitch,” he added. Daniel stated that the football career is unpredictable in nature emphasizing that circumstances can change due to injuries or other factors.
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Daniel said that it is important to pursue education alongside sports as a way to secure a future beyond the playing field.
”In football, the clock’s always ticking, and one injury can change everything. That’s why doing something alongside the game is so important,” he said.
Daniel mentioned that he will be starting his Masters in Sport & Exercise Psychology immediately and at the same time play for Maidenhead United with the mission of remaining consistent and emphasizing the importance of cultivating an identity beyond the realm of football.