Lily Homes Stadium is no stranger to 26-year-old ace marksman Dolor Edosomwan who spent ten years playing for Blacktown City, although tonight will be a different experience as he looks to cheer on his new club, Northern Suburbs Football Association side UTS FC hoping to cause one of the shocks of the FFA Cup Preliminary rounds.
“I initially had a feeling the stars would align for us (UTS) to play against Blacktown City and got excited when the draw came out,” said Edosomwan.
Instead of seeing the big figure of Edosomwan in action tonight, a knee injury has sidelined the UTS FC’s star’s dream match-up.
“I am very disappointed as you’d expect me to be that I am unable to play tonight due to a knee injury I picked up on a regular season game recently.
“I still expect UTS to play hard, try and keep possession and hopefully get a memorable win.
“This is my first season at UTS and I’m proud of what we have achieved so far, lets hope the boys can carry this momentum with the match tonight.”
The Business Banker at NAB had many fond memories in Blacktown City colours where he played alongside current stars Travis Major and Matty Lewis as well as being coached by Mark Crittenden.
“ I started out in the Blacktown City Association as an 8 year old and played for Blacktown City for almost 10 years in the youth and first grade team, only leaving for one year at the age of 16 when I was selected for the NSW Institute of Sport.
“I’ve known Mark (Crittenden) for years, he’s such a great guy and respect him a lot.
“He first coached me at the age of 12 in the Metropolitan West team in the NSW State Titles held in Bathurst as well as coaching me when I was playing for the club’s senior squad.”
Whatever the result, one things for sure, Edosomwan will most certainly receive a warm welcome by his former peers.
Away from football, the striker recently starred in Channel 10’s reality show ‘The Amazing Race’ alongside his partner Holly Edwards, a truly unique experience as stated by the striker.
“The Amazing Race was a once in a lifetime opportunity, it was tough, but fun and I’m privileged I was chosen to take part in the experience.”
Dolor Edosomwan shown with partner Holly Edwards on Channel 10’s ‘The Amazing Race’