Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has shared some of his travails while growing up as a young footballer in Lagos.
The 28-year-old grew up in the slums of Ajegunle, Lagos to become one of the best exports from Nigeria in recent years.
Ighalo who currently plies his trade in the Chinese Super League with Yatai Changchung, was a revered name at English Premier League side, Watford due to his impressive goal-scoring displays.
The forward shared a lifting message on his social media, reflecting on his journey, he wrote: ‘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 is tape, plasta. 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