Super Eagles star, Samuel Chukwueze, has denied the ownership of a Ferrari car he was spotted with in September.
The Umuahia-born football star had taken to his Instagram page to share photos of him sitting on the car – which is said to be worth a whopping ninety-eight million naira.
The pictures had gone viral on social media and was greeted with a mixed bag of accolades and backlashes, with many startled as to why the exciting young talent will spend that huge sum on a car.
But in his reaction to the development, Chukwueze said that the car does not belong to him.
Speaking to The Cable, the Villareal winger revealed that the vehicle was meant to convey him to training and wherever he wishes to go since he does not know how to drive.
“It was not Samuel that bought the car. That was all. It is not my car,” Chukwueze told TheCable.
He said, “the car was suppose to be taking me to training or anywhere I want to go to because I don’t know how to drive.
“That day, I just posed and took couple of shots with the car.
“That was all. It is not my car.”
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Samuel Chukwueze was part of the Nigerian squad that won bronze at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
He scored his first senior goal in Nigeria’s 2–1 win over South Africa in the quarter finals of the African showpiece in the summer.
Liverpool 2-0 Watford: Salah Nets Brace As Sloppy Reds Beat Bottom-Placed Hornets
Mo Salah scored two classy goals to give Liverpool another victory, but they had to ride their luck against bottom-placed Watford in a strange match at Anfield
Salah’s curling effort in the 37th minute put the Reds in front, finishing off a flowing counter attack.
Sadio Mane had a goal ruled out for offside early in the second half, before Salah made sure of the points with a fine flicked finish in the final minutes of the match.
Watford, in their first game under new boss Nigel Pearson, looked much improved and created several good chances but were wasteful in front of goal.
Nigerian Footballer, Odion Ighalo, Loses His Sister
Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has just announced the death of his sister, Mary Ighalo.
Ighalo who made the announcement on his verified Instagram page revealed that Mary died on Thursday, December 12th 2019.
However, the striker who currently plays for Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua didn’t state how she died.
May her soul rest in peace. Amen.
Former Nigerian Footballer Philip Osondu Is Dead
Former Nigerian footballer, Philip Osondu has died in Belgium after taking self to the hospital to be examined on Thursday.
He was said to have felt unwell at work and decided to visit the hospital where he subsequently died.
Osondu played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never reached the first team.
In 1987 he participated in the World U-16 tournament in Canada. Nigeria reached the final, but then lost on penalties to the Soviet Union.
He got the World Cup Golden Ball as best player of the tournament.