Super Eagles defender Ola Aina has shared the story of how his parents backed him to become a successful footballer.
Aina has however now joined Serie A side Torino on a permanent basis in the summer for a fee of £8.7million (Mail) from Chelsea.
The Nigerian football star made it clear that his father had to sell his car while driving him to Chelsea so as to make sure that he succeeds in his effort.
“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.
Aina was among the Super Eagles stars who won bronze at AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
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