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Nollywood Star Daramola: Why I Won’t Allow My Son Play For Nigeria 

Nollywood Star Daramola: Why I Won’t Allow My Son Play For Nigeria 

Popular Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, has explained why she will not allow her son represent Nigeria if he becomes a professional footballer despite his eligibility.

Daramola made this known during an interactive session on The PUNCH’s online sports talk show, Stars Talk Football.

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Oluwapelumi Salako, 13, is already aspiring to become a footballer but his dream of one day representing Nigeria may not be actualized.

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And explaining why she would not allow her son represent Nigeria, Daramola said:“I might not (allow my son to represent Nigeria) because at the end of the day, there is a lot of insecurity in the country.

“The moment a child comes to play in Nigeria, a lot of things are at stake. Even as a mother, the moment he starts playing in leagues abroad, then the parents may become a target of kidnap. 

“I can vividly remember that they kidnapped a player Mikel Obi’s father. So, because of the insecurity in the country, I will definitely say no.

“If he says he wants to play for Nigeria, I will advise him to properly think about it.”

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  • Dr Banks 2 years ago

    What rubbish and bangladdash is this one spewing? At 13 your boy is still an aspiring footballer and CSN can grant interview to the mother on playing for Nigeria when her son hasn’t even been affiliated to any youth club yet. CSN YOU FALL MY HAND O. YEYE REPORTER

  • Curtx Maccido 2 years ago

    In the 1st place the boy is not good enough to play for NIGERIA, besides the country doesn’t deserve players with unpatriotic, bad-mannered and lousy parents!

    • doffi atoshi 2 years ago

      Correct talk my Brother,she does not even know the childs father.

  • Am telling you my bro I think that woman really need panadol with that reporter

  • Very stupid and yeyeic talk. So when your son starts playing “in the abroad” and starts making the money, some of your relatives here in Nigeria, won’t be targets again abi?you the mother will never return to Nigeria abi? He will never come to visit, even if it’s once in his life time abi? He will never be targeted then abi? All our foregn based footballers relatives have been kidnapped abi? Because all of you will all fly out of Nigeria ba? Disgraceful talk.Some people just want to spew gibberish all in the name of giving interview. Just wasted my data reading nonsensical nonsense from an empty skull. Mmmmmttcchheeww

  • Obidee 2 years ago

    Who b dis one

  • I support what’s mother said why not take oparaji as lesson he play for Nigeria and died in the Field
    Nigeria can’t find one day to honour him

  • See Mentality! is your son Messi! Abeg shift Nigeria dont need your son Mtcheww!

  • It looks like CSN has only one staff now. Because, there is this particular dude that has been doing all the writtings of recent. He has been the goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and striker of CSN. I’m sure he is the one that wrote this.
    Sometimes he writes well, sometimes he writes off point and some other time, he writes on topics that is almost irrelevant to his mandate at CSN. He is actually off the leash.

    • Chris 2 years ago

      …and sometimes he goes to Goal.com to read Nigeria-related news and come here to edit it..like we will not find out ni?

  • Edoman 2 years ago

    Talk is cheap. Wishful thinking. Now that this woman do not wish Nigeria well, her son “will never” make it in the soccer World.

  • UKPONG INIOBONG 2 years ago

    Is she really sure her son will be considered good for any national team at all? Sometimes when people are stingy and always expressing fear, it makes it difficult to actualize your dream. Suffice to say that her son may not ever become a national team player if that’s what she thinks.

  • If she’s afraid she willl be targeted if her son plays for Nigeria, why isn’t she afraid she will be targeted if he plays for a “big club” or another country?

    Surely the threat will still exist and may even be greater?

    This thought process is faulty

    • David Bala 2 years ago

      Absolute rubbish. How is this news worth reporting in the first place. We wish your boy well….but Nigeria national team is too big for your 13 year old.