Former Nigeria youth international Daniel Jinadu has graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of East London.
Despite splitting his time between classroom and the football pitch, the goalkeeper achieved this laudable feat at the institution located in the London Borough of Newham.
Daniel Jinadu: Former Nigeria U17 and Chelsea goalkeeper has graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology from the University of East London.
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“Boom! Just bagged that First Class BSc in Psychology from UEL! Looking back to my first year as a pro at West Ham to now, sticking with my degree alongside football has been a game-changer,” Jinadu wrote on social media.
“It’s been my anchor through the football roller coaster, offering a glimpse into a future beyond the pitch.
“In football, the clock’s always ticking, and one injury can change everything. That’s why doing something alongside the game is so important! Shoutout to my YouTube fam who’ve been on the journey with me over the last 3 years!”
Jinadu began his career with Chelsea before joining West Ham United in December 2017 – taking up a two-year scholarship in the summer of 2018.
In the 2019-20 season, he made five appearances with the U18s but never had the chance to work his way through the first team.
He currently represents Maidenhead United FC in the English National League.