Martina Ighalo, The mother of ex-Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo has vowed not to allow her son play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria even if he makes the decision to get back into international action for the Nigerian National Team.
‘Mama Ighalo’ made this known on Tuesday during an interview with Sports Radio 88.9 Brila FM presenter Anthony Bekederemo as part of activities to mark her 75th birthday celebration.
According to her, Ighalo was threatened and much-criticized while representing the super eagles such that some people even threatened to burn down the players father’s house.
She also seized the medium of the interview to debunk claims that Odion Ighalo was born in Kenya but at Ajegunle, Lagos. Mrs Martina also revealed that she had long been a fan of Manchester United F.C. adding that she is very proud to have her son play for the Red Devils.
Why are Nigerians like this? Who threatens to burn down a footballer father’s home?