Gabrielle Onguene claims she abruptly stopped her education early in life to focus on her football career so as to get her 'family out of misery'.
Onguene played a vital role for the Indomitable Lionesses, clinching a ticket to the 2019 Women's World Cup in France after they placed third at this year's African Women's Cup of Nations.
The 29-year-old starred in Cameroon's back-to-back
"I can't imagine living without football as I always want to shoot in the ball," Onguene said in a Caf twitter video
"I was scouted about the age of 15. Football is the most beautiful sport in the world. When
"Football made me who I am today. It gave me everything. The only thing I didn't have the chance to achieve was my scholarship.
"I had to stop going to school to focus on football to get my family out of misery."
She, however, urged young girls considering a livelihood through football to take their education seriously.
"My message to all my sisters out there is to do what you really love to do but don't forget to go to school because it is the most important thing,” Onguene continued.
“My dream is to help
Onguene, for the fourth year in a row, is in the race for the 2018 Africa Women Player of the Year award, with