Banyana Banyana international footballer, Ode Fulutudilu, is leading the way in the fight against human trafficking in sport as she partners with Mission 89 as an ambassador.

According to a media statement by Mission 89, Fulutudilu is the first personality to sign up to the programme, which she is excited to be part of.

“I am incredibly humbled to be representing such an organisation that is bringing a light to a problem that not many people think of, or associate with sports,” Fulutudilu said in the release.

“Human trafficking in the world of sport has gone unnoticed and unchecked for many years because not enough people talk about it. I hope to help bring awareness to the exploitation that sometimes occurs when young people want to go into sport, and in doing so help develop people’s knowledge and awareness about the issue.”

“Ode’s interest in social justice issues and education, are very much aligned with ours. Her journey, background, and personality are something that younger generations can learn from and admire.” – Mission 89 Executive Director, Lerina Bright

Lerina Bright, the Executive Director for Mission 89, pointed out that Fulutudilu’s interest in social justice issues and education align with their mission.

“We are delighted to welcome Ode Fulutudilu to Mission 89. Our Ambassador Programme seeks to engage social change makers around the world to combat trafficking in the name of sport.

“Ode’s interest in social justice issues and education, are very much aligned with ours. Her journey, background, and personality are something that younger generations can learn from and admire.”

Fulutudilu is currently contracted to Aland United in Finland and hosts a podcast ‘And She Plays’, to encourage and motivate future and present female football players.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana international footballer, Ode Fulutudilu, is leading the way to fight against human trafficking in and around sport as she partners with Mission 89 as an ambassador. Photo: Mission 89