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.

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 an online sports talk show.

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

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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