Most Africans relax after securing a ‘mega’ deal – Babangida

first_imgFormer Nigeria and Ajax winger, Tijani Babangida, has blamed poverty for African footballers who often fail to justify big-money moves. Over the years, many of the continent’s top talents have been snapped up by European sides for large transfer fees. But they fail to justify the massive investment on them as they don’t reignite the spark that attracted their employers in the first place. According to Babangida, this happens often because most Africans come from deprived backgrounds. “I think it’s all about mentality. When most African players make a big-money move, they become relaxed and contented,” he told Goal. “You can see the way [Cristiano] Ronaldo is pushing even at that age, if he as an African, he would have stopped playing a long time ago.Advertisement Loading… “Football should be played to break records and to set legacies which count after retirement. It shouldn’t be about the money alone. “Africans don’t have this kind of orientation because we play for money and with little of it [money], we feel that we have arrived. “Until most players who grew up in Europe and have everything, that is not the case here as most of our talents are from poor backgrounds. “So, the moment one gets signed up for a huge amount, attention shifts and motivation dies. That is very unfortunate.” Read also:Osimhen must go the extra mile to break Yekini’s record – Babangida While Babangida has described why certain African players don’t reach greater heights, it’s not true for all players from the continent, many of whom continued to work harder in Europe. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTruly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soil8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooArchaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoveries10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop 10 Disney Male Role Modelslast_img

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