Super Falcons defender, Michelle Alozie was given a rousing welcome following her return to the Texas Children’s Cancer Center on Friday, Newspremises reports.
The Nigerian player became popular on social media due to her impressive performances for the Super Falcons at the just concluded 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which was hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Alozie has since become one of the top players at her club, the Houston Dash, in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in the US.
The Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center took to their official pages on social media to announce the return of Alozie, sharing pictures and a video, according to the Houston Chronicle.
She was seen donning the Super Falcons jersey as she met with patients and also the staff of the center.
“Welcome home, Michelle Alozie!! ⚽️”
“Our Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center held a celebration welcoming the cancer research technician/professional soccer player back to Houston following her amazing performance at the @fifawomensworldcup earlier this summer.
“We’re thrilled to have you on our team, @alozieee! #TexasChildrensHospital.”
In another post, the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center shared a video on X with a lovely caption.
“At the top of her to-do list now that she’s home? Spend time with our patients.
“On the pitch, Michelle Alozie is a #WorldCup soccer star for Nigeria and Houston Dash player. Off the pitch, she’s a Yale molecular biology grad and dedicated cancer research technician at Texas Children’s tackling AML in kids! 🌟💪 #ChildhoodCancer #TexasChildrensHospital”