Mariatu Candé Yearns For Guinea Bissau Return
Guinea-Bissau international defender Mariatu Cande is yearning for a recall into the national team following stellar displays for her Bolivian side Club Deportivo Mundo Futuro.
Guinea-Bissau international defender Mariatu Cande is yearning for a recall to the national team following stellar displays for her Bolivian side Club Deportivo Mundo Futuro.
The 24-year-old centre back has not played for the Djrutus since 2008 but has been a major hit since she arrived in Sucre seven seasons ago.
With over 10 caps, Mariatu revealed that she still has some unfinished business with the national team and if given a chance, she would truly appreciate.
“I will be proud to represent my country’s national team again. Last time that I represented my homeland was during Sydney 2008 Olympic pre-qualifiers against Guinea-Conakry,” Mariatu revealed.
Mariatu has endured a nomadic period in her career since she left local side FC Mavergo in 2008 that has seen her hop from clubs in Guinea then Algeria before finally settling in Bolivia.
“I started on the streets of Bolama, and then I moved to Bissau where I had the opportunity to represent only one team in the national women’s Football Championship of Guinea-Bissau, which is FC Mavegro. But I didn’t have a chance to win any title for this club “, she added.
Mariatu won the Bolivian championship last season with Mundo Futuro and she is set to become the first Guinean to play in the next year’s American Libertadores Cup.