Yesterday Lawrence Okoye announced which team is going to join, the 49ers. Today’s comment on his Facebook Fanpage:
“I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to be joining the San Francisco 49ers and I must thank the franchise for the wonderful trust and support they’ve already placed in me. It’s truly humbling.
It really is a dream come true to have even got this far, but I’m under no illusions, this is where the hard work really starts. Like I did with my rugby, and then most recently in my discus career, I intend to immerse myself in American football and work around the clock to pay back the support of the franchise and over time realise my potential in the sport.
I was incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to represent my country in a home-town Olympic Games, in a sport I love, and I’m counting my blessings I have another opportunity to fulfil my other childhood dream.
As I say though, now is the time for hard work and to get my head down. Thank you so much for all the wonderful support you’ve given me, it’s a huge motivation, and you have my word, I will give it everything I’ve got.”
His Fanpage: HERE