Written By : Prince Anane
Former Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has candidly addressed the prevalent issue of familial exploitation faced by successful African professional footballers.
Mikel Obi expressed his insights on this matter during a compelling discussion on the Vibe with Five podcast, hosted by former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
Mikel Obi shed light on the unique challenges faced by athletes originating from Africa, emphasizing the burdens placed upon them when financial success is achieved. In his words, "You get threatened by your own blood. When you come from Africa, and this is something I don’t think we speak a lot about, when you make money, it’s not your money."
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