Muswell Hill footballer Victor Bamidele Ojo recently took on professional Brazilian women's side Vasco de Gama in Rio de Janeiro

Victor Bamidele Ojo (right) and Chris Kamara.

Victor Bamidele Ojo (right) and Chris Kamara.

First published in Sport

Muswell Hill footballer Victor Bamidele Ojo was part of an amateur five-a-side team which took on a professional women's team in Brazil recently.

Ojo, who was selected along with four other players and three substitutes from 900 hopefuls, was picked by Strongbow as part of their 'EARN IT' challenge.

The team have already travelled to the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro ahead of this summer's World Cup and taken on Vasco de Gama, with the result yet to be released.

The team were managed by former Bradford City boss-turned-Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara, who was assisted by head coach Janio Cruz - a professional football coach - and TOWIE's Mark Wright.

Reflecting on the challenge, Kamara said: “It was a dream job managing the team in Rio, especially this summer when the whole nation is getting into the football spirit.

"The Brazilian ladies are top-class footballers, they’re fast, intricate, organised and have endless footballing flair, that said the team put up a great fight – I don’t want to say too much, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for the winning result.”

To watch their journey unfold, from selection, through to training, up until the final match, where you can find out how the boys fair against the Brazilian ladies, visit Strongbow UK’s Facebook page at or

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