- Ola Aina has recounted how his father sold his car for him not to miss joining Chelsea
- The Super Eagles defender praised his parents for the sacrifice they made on him
- Aina was among the Super Eagles stars who won bronze at AFCON 2019 in Egypt
Nigerian football star Ola Aina was among the Super Eagles players who played at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt winning bronze medal after beating Tunisia.
The 23-year-old defender in 2017 decided to play for Nigeria despite representing England in youth levels.
He played five games for Nigeria at the 2019 Nations Cup and Ola Aina's back-heeled assist against Burundi earned him praises from fans home and abroad.
Aina who made his first-team debut for Chelsea in July 2014 in a pre-season friendly against AFC Wimbledon revealed how his parents helped him to become a successful footballer.
He made it clear that his father had to sell his car while driving him to Chelsea so as to make sure that he succeed in his endeavor.
"The car just stopped in the middle of Vauxhall (in central London), and we were just stranded.
"My dad sold the car on the spot and then he put me on the train. He came on the train with me because I hadn't really used trains like that before, so it wasn't really too familiar.
"He came with me all the way to Chelsea training ground, made sure I got into my changing room, and then went all the way back home again.
"All those sacrifices they [made] is fuel for me to strive and to do well and repay them in ways that they can't imagine." Ola Aina explained to Al Jazeera.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid superstar Casemiro scored the goal that gave five-time world champions Brazil a 1-1 draw against three-time African champions Nigeria in an international friendly match.
Brazil started the match on a good note firing from all angles and they almost got the opener in the first minute, but defender Jamilu Collins saved Nigeria from conceding.
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