- Foluke Daramola has stated that she will not advise her son to play for Nigeria in future
- The Nollywood actress’ 13-year-old son Oluwapelumi Salako is eligible to star for the Super Eagles
- Daramola cited security issues in the country as she expressed concerns over being kidnapped
Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola has stated that she will not advise her son to play for Nigeria to due to growing security challenges in the country.
Despite her son’s eligibility to star for the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Foluke Daramola whose son Oluwapelumi Salako is already an aspiring footballer might not play for the national team according to the actress.
The Nollywood star expresses fear of being kidnapped as she cited the fate of former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi whose father was once kidnapped.
Daramola made this known during an interactive session on The PUNCH’s online sports talk show, Stars Talk Football.
Oluwapelumi Salako, 13, is already aspiring to become a footballer but his dream of one day representing Nigeria may not be actualized.
“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.”
Recall that Ogere Siasia, mother of former Super Eagles captain and coach Samson Siasia, was also abducted in 2019 before she was released after ten weeks in captivity.
Siasia's 80-year-old mother was released, alongside the two other family members who were in kidnappers' den
It was the second time Mrs Siasia was forcefully taken away from her home as she spent 12 days before regaining her freedom back in November 2015.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Peter Okoye recently registered his son Cameron in the Barcelona football academy based in Lagos and the young chap has continued to show glimpses of greatness.
The 10-year-old aspiring footballer was seen in a clip shared by his father as he dazzled his peers to the delight of his dad whose voice could be heard in the background.
Mr P was very excited to share the clip of his son’s amazing skills social media as he produced a stunning ‘no-look’ pass which Brazilian legend Ronaldinho is famous for.