Victoria Olaoye ticks the fundamentals for a fullback in this era: good on the ball, can play calmly under pressure and can affect the game higher up the field.
The CAT FC, Lagos fast rising star has played in possession based sides in her developmental stages, which has shaped her understanding in the game.
In a team like CAT FC, the fullback is constantly tasked with moving up and down the right pitch: either keeping width near the touchline or drifting into central areas to create space.
Victoria is a physically strong defender known for her pace, technique and offensive capabilities at her young age.
She can operate as a full-back or winger on either flank, although she usually plays on the right. She is usually deployed as a wing-back on the right but in a more conventional full-back role when used on the left.
With the consistent game time she’ll get at a top female club in the country, Victoria will have a chance to prove whether she is the long-term solution to any team’s attacking identity.