Former 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 Models
A familiar face that literally poured many foundations in the community passed away early Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home in Osgood. Billy Lee Schmaltz, age 83, was born on January 19, 1934, the son of the late Clarence and Olive (Vonvolkenburg) Schmaltz. He married Patricia Ryan on October 12, 1974, and she still survives at home. Upon completing high school in Holton, IN, Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army. Once his service to his country was complete, he returned home to run his own businesses. He was dedicated to his businesses, always believing in providing an exceptional product and service. Bill had success early on opening and operating Schmaltz Body Shop in the early 1960’s and running it through the middle 1970’s. In 1968, he also opened Schmaltz Ready Mix Concrete and saw it continue to grow and thrive for the next 40 years. In 1983, he added Laughery Gravel Company in Aurora and Rising Sun, and they continued until his retirement in 2007.His true passion though came in the need for speed…he began in the early 1950’s drag racing cars. This led into Super Stock Cars with White Lightning being his first! He raced in many different places, some of which were Bristol, TN, Atlanta, GA and Cleves, OH where he broke a track record. After retirement, he and Patricia were able to enjoy traveling to Europe and different places in the US. They were always together. He will be sadly missed by his wife and family.Survivors include his wife Patricia, daughter Lynn Schmaltz of Versailles, and one brother, Robert Schmaltz of Madisonville, KY. He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Summers, and two brothers, Ralph and Barry Schmaltz.Services will be all in one day, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Neal’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon when the funeral will begin. Burial will be at Tanglewood Cemetery near Versailles. Memorials may go to Tanglewood Cemetery. There will be military graveside services by the Osgood AM Legion and Napoleon VFW.