Why I retired from football despite interest from Chelsea, Tottenham – Sani Emmanuel
Sani Emmanuel, the prolific player who made headlines for Nigeria due to his performance at the 2009 u-17 FIFA World Cup, has opened up on why he retired early.
Sani retired from football due to an injury despite interest from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
According to him, he retired because the injury never healed after the U-17 world cup.
Emmanuel told Leero Sports News: ”I had problems on my foot, even during the tournament in 2009.
”If you remember, I often came on in the second half because the pain was unbearable.
”After the World Cup, I could not play at all because I had played too much with pain. Then I had to stop my career, even today, I always feel hurt on the front of the foot.”
”I tried to contact a lot of Nigerian international players, but I never got an answer and it was very difficult to get money.
”I returned to anonymity, without work, without anything. I wanted to set up an academy, but I never managed to get help and I’m still looking for it.”