Meet The Former Super Eagle Player Who Played Against The Likes Of Beckham But Got Blind And Lost All His Fortune

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Femi Opabunmi a 33-year-old former Super Eagles player who was at the epicentre of most of Nigeria’s International tournaments, and also earned himself a silver boot for the second-highest goalscorer in the 2001 UEFA championship, which also earned him the 3rd best player of the tournament.

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In an interview with BBC pidgin English channel. Femi Opabunmi, narrated how he became blind.

He said;

” I just woke up one day and I just saw the cloud, I was not seeing well.

I went to the specialist and checked the eye, we went from one place to another before my career went.

I can’t play professional football again, because of my eyes, but i have to keep myself fit because it’s the game I love very much with all my life.

When I went to Grasshopper, signed a four year contract. After my stint at Grasshopper, I went to Happen Be’er Sheva in Isreal. I played just for some months; then i.crossed to France(Nior’l FC) for like one season when my eye problem started.

I saw a doctor in France, the doctor said my case was complicated and that they don’t understand everything.

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I came down to Nigeria and started going from one place to another. Native doctor, anybody, I went there.

This eye tool me to so many places they don’t expect to see me there. The problem got worse and worse again.

In 2007, I came to Enyimba to see if I could play with one blind, to manage. But i couldn’t play with the blind eye”

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Source: www.Ghgossip.com

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