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Cliftonville Ladies had been expecting to start stepping up their preparations for the new Danske Bank Women’s Premiership season by now but, with football currently in lockdown, they find themselves playing the same waiting game as everyone else at the Club.

The sport’s suspension does, however, present us with an opportunity to get to know the players who will be donning the Red shirt during the campaign ahead and today continues a new weekly series profiling the team’s star performers – with Joana Da Silva taking centre stage on this occasion.

Nickname: Jo, Jojo, Jo With The Fro, Joseph.

Position: Winger.

Dream job: Professional footballer.

Favourite coach: Don’t have one.

Favourite food: Rice and chicken.

Football team you support: Liverpool.

Footballing idol growing up: Ronaldinho.

First football match you ever attended: I can’t remember.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?: I’ve been an extra in a movie before.

Do you have any hidden talents?: I’m an amazing dancer.

If you had to be self-isolated with one person from your team who would it be?: New signing Yasmin White, or Hollie Mailey.

What do you love most about being a Cliftonville player?: The honesty and respect we have for each other.