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Tue, Aug

Nigeria's highest paid footballer - My girlfriend dumped me because I was broke

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed how he was abandoned by his girlfriend when he had nothing.

The player, now plying his trade in the Chinese Super League, took to Instagram to write about what he encountered on the path of love while striving hard to succeed.

Ighalo, now married with 3 children, revealed that his high school girlfriend left him because he had nothing to offer.

The former Watford finisher started his football career from Ajegunle, Lagos.

The Changchun Yatai F.C frontman's circumstances have changed as he is presently Nigeria's highest paid sportsman, with wages of €12.1 million per season.

Posting a picture of himself 11 years ago, he said, “From Ajegunle to the world, I serve a living God, this is me 11 years ago. Those earrings are not earrings; I could not even afford to buy earrings that are tape, plaster.

“I am a testimony, I knew with God everything is possible, I was just holding on to my God, my high school girlfriend left me then because I had nothing to offer her. But I had God and I had a dream.

“Never give up on your Dream, the same God that elevated me shall elevate you, hold on to him and trust his timing.

“I am a testimony, you are a testimony, put God first and it’s all done Amen.”