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Liberia: Former Lone Star goalkeeper gets his first degree six years after a serious injury

Monrovia — Former Liberia goalkeeper Nathaniel Sherman, who was forced to retire from football after an injury, earned his first degree six years after his retirement.

Sherman was one of several students who graduated from the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) in Monrovia on Tuesday, November 23, with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Public Administration.

The career of a former soccer player was shortened in 2015 after stepping into the glass panel of the national team’s hotel and suffering serious eye injuries prior to the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying in September this year.

Sherman, 31, told The Associated Press in 2015 that an abnormal accident had shattered the glass and damaged the retina of his right eye.

He is currently using glasses to help him see clearly after traveling to India for surgery.

“I could go back to the pitch, but I can’t say anything for now,” he said.

Prior to his unfortunate situation, Shortstopper was a sophomore at the University of Liberia, but chose to change and enroll at AME University. Talking to FrontPage Africa Sherman, he said he was happy to get his first degree after struggling with active football.

“I’m happy to get my degree today. Soccer is a short career, so I was always focused during play and wanted other players to look for a career after football,” he said. Said.

When it comes to playing soccer and keeping track of his education, Sherman said time management is everything. This is what he thinks the player needs to learn.