Nigeria football whatsapp group, “Naija Footballers Forum” goes personal with Super Eagles and Rivers United goalkeeper, Victor Sochima.
Q. Where would you like to settle after your career?
Ans. Well.. It’s the dream of every sportsman (footballers) to end well after playing and have a better life…. For me it’s not an exception… Be comfortable whether staying home or abroad (but I will prefer the latter)🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️.
Q. Which is the most interesting city you have visited so far?
Ans. I think Cairo the ancient capital city of Egypt….The history is massive and very real.
Q. Who is your dream girl?
Ans. I already have her here with me…. my wife is more than all I prayed for… I love her always for accepting me❤️❤️.
Q. What would you have been were you not a footballer?
Ans. I have got some fantasies of options as a kid….White collar jobs..why not be a banker…a successful businessman etc…Any of these were my options..but thank God for the gift of football.
Q. What is your biggest dream?
Ans. To change the story of my family…Achieve those things my father (RIP) wasn’t able to achieve in life and I’m gradually getting there.
Q. What sports brand do you like most?
Ans. Adidas is my favorite but recently I love puma brand.
Q. What other sports do you enjoy outside football?
Ans. Table Tennis and Volleyball… but it may interest you to know that I was good as a sprinter during my school days.
Q. Which is the best Stadium you have played in?
Ans. I have played in some beautiful stadiums but I will never forget the experience in Morocco… the home ground of Wydad Casablanca….Top notch👌.
Q. What are your hobbies?
Ans. Doing one (of many) right now which are watching football matches.. Reading up articles (history and current affairs) and of course relaxing, traveling.. just love exploiting.
Q. Who is your favourite Nigerian player?
Ans. Hmmmm.. A tough call…. well I have got lots to pick from…aside goalkeepers… I go with king Kanu.
Q. Favourite foreign player?
Ans. Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) ..G. O. A. T. 🐐.
Q. Best league in the world?
Ans. For me… I go with the German Bundesliga?
Q. Your proudest moment in football?
Ans. Winning the Nigerian Professional Football League and topping the cleansheet chart together with Bankole and of course getting the dream invitation to the national team 🙏🙏.
Q. Your worst moment in football?
Ans. Missing out on the list for the under 17 AFCON and World Cup and loosing the league to Enyimba last season on goal difference… it still hurts till date.
Q. Who is the best player you have played alongside?
Ans. But let me go back memory… I had a school and academy mate in Enugu… the guy was a talent but unfortunately he never made it to professional level as he chosed a different career path.
In my professional career, I pick the talented Anayo Iwuala… he was my teammate and go-to-man in Delta force…..What a player he was for us.
Q. Who is the one person you dream of facing on the pitch?
Ans. Ahhhh… Who else If not Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) or Messi.. A huge dream.
Q. Best game you have played?
Ans. Jigawa GS vs Kano Pillars in NPFL and Rivers United Vs Al Masry in Egypt…. plenty of highlights in there ✊✊.
Q. Who do you always hang out with in your club?
Ans. No particular person..but always with Ovunda Fabian..they’re both with 3SC & Remo Respectively.
This Season is Kazie Enyinnaya, Deputy or Uche.
Q. Your best coach?
Ans. Coach Kingsley Obiekwu “Shagari” (MON).
Q. Your best friend?
Ans. My Wife is my Best Friend….. in football circle is Eze Pascal of Enyimba.
Q. Your best way to relax?
Ans. A walk in the park and my sleep.
Q. Favourite food?
Ans. Just had it a while ago… Eba & Egusi soup 😋😋.
Q. Favourite drink?
Ans. Pami 🤷🏼♂️🤷🏼♂️.
Q. Favourite car?
Q. What is your favourite music?
Ans. “How’re you (My friend) by Johnny Drille.
Q. Your favourite music artist?
Ans. Flavor N’Abania.
Q. Which is the best movie you have watched recently?
Ans. Nija movie -“Igodo”.
Q. Who would you most like to meet one day?
Ans. Arsene Wenger and Barack Obama.
Q. Greatest personality you have ever met?
Ans. John Mahatma and Peter Obi.
NFF. Thank you so much for talking to Naija Footballers Forum, we hope when next we call on you, you will be available to talk to us.
Sochima. The pleasure is Always mine and thanks for having me too❤️❤️🙏🙏.