Nigerian player fired after impregnating club president’s daughter – report

Nigeria players during training session at the Aero Sports Complex, Cairo, Egypt (Gavin Barker/BackpagePix)

The player, who was with the club for only six months, was sacked for gross misconduct.

A Nigerian player has reportedly been axed by a club in Slovenia for impregnating the daughter of the president of the second division side.

According to Citi Sports Online, the player, who was with the club for only six months, was sacked for gross misconduct.

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“I signed a three-year deal with the option of another year but last month I ran into trouble when my girlfriend, who happens to be the daughter of the president, said she was pregnant for me,” the player is quoted as saying by Citi Sports Online.

“The club got to know about it and summoned me for a meeting. I got there and admitted that I am responsible for the pregnancy and I was told to stay at home and not to be seen around the club premises until I am instructed to return.

“A week later I was called to the office and told that my agent has been informed about their plans to terminate my contract for gross misconduct and indiscipline.

“The news came to me as a surprise because I have not been found wanting in any area since I arrived at the club six months ago.”

The player, who has since returned to his homeland within the ordeal, is said to be considering taking legal action with Fifa on grounds of unfair dismissal.

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