Football club sacks Nigerian player for impregnating club president’s daughter
A Slovenian football club is reported to have dismissed a Nigerian player for fathering a child with the president’s daughter.
The player, whose identity has not been disclosed, was allegedly terminated for “gross misconduct and indiscipline” following the pregnancy, for which he has taken full responsibility.
According to Ghana Soccernet, four Nigerian players are registered with second-tier clubs in Slovenia, but it remains unclear which of them is linked to the pregnancy scandal. The player involved has returned to Nigeria and is concerned about the welfare of his girlfriend and their child. He is contemplating involving FIFA in response to the club’s decision to terminate his contract abruptly, despite only joining in May 2019.
Narrating his ordeal, he said, ”I signed a three year deal with the option of another year but last month I ran into trouble when my girlfriend who happens to be the daughter of the president said she was pregnant for me,” he said.
”The club got to know about it and summoned me for a meeting. I got there and admitted that I am responsible for the pregnancy and I was told to stay at home and not to be seen around the club premises until I am instructed to return.
”A week later I was called to the office and told that my agent has been informed about their plans to terminate my contract for gross misconduct and indiscipline. The news came to me as a surprise because I have not been found wanting in any area since I arrived the club six months ago”.
”My agent called me up and said we should file a case with FIFA that he has a recording of the president saying my contract was terminated for having an affair with his daughter. She’s an adult for God sake, we both love each other and decided to have a child.
”Now I don’t know what will happen to her and the child since I’m back in Nigeria. They have forced her to block me on all social media platforms so we have not been communicating. The few friends I made at the club are also scared of speaking to me about her apparently they don’t want to run into trouble with the team. I’m confused right now,” he concluded.