Former Super Eagles player, Femi Opabunmi, is now living in abject poverty and gradually going blind. Femi was once a member of the Super Eagles team who represented Nigeria in the 2002 World Cup in Japan.

Former Super Eagles player, Femi Opabunmi, is now living in abject poverty and gradually going blind. Femi was once a member of the Super Eagles team who represented Nigeria in the 2002 World Cup in Japan.

Former Super Eagles player, Femi Opabunmi, is now living in abject poverty and gradually going blind. Femi was once a member of the Super Eagles team who represented Nigeria in the 2002 World Cup in Japan.

He has a story of grace to glass now that he can hardly feed himself.

He denied that he is currently begging on the streets  “It is not true that I go about Ibadan streets begging. I don’t go out, I normally stay indoors, so those who said they had seen me begging are making a mole out of the mountain. It is not true to be honest with you. But I always go to my friends, we sit together, we laugh and talk things over.” He continued  “And I don’t know where they have seen me begging on the street. I have a brother, sister and my mum is there also. At least they are doing something. If I have course to beg for anything, I can go to them. They can ‘raise me up’ if they have. I don’t know where people got the story they are writing that Opabunmi turns to beggar. I think it is tarnishing one’s image.

However, he admitted that things are tough  “Yes things are tough for me at the moment, but not for people to say Opabunmi turns to a beggar. God forbid, Opabunmi is not a beggar. I reject that in Jesus name. Things are hard for me but not up to that extent. You can imagine someone who was dashing people money before, buying cars for people and now I can hardly count five Thousand Naira of my own. It’s that bad for me now.

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