Former Super Eagles and Shakhtar Donetsk striker, Julius Efosa Aghahowa, has stated that he was disciplined a great deal by his “concerned mother”, who never wanted him to play football.

According to ‘Agha Wonder’, his mother would always give him six strokes of the cane when he was young for daring to play football. But he said that none of those punishments weakened his passion for the beautiful game, as he remained adamant and continued to sneak out at every opportunity to play the game that gave him joy and fulfilment.

He, however, explained that his mother was not disciplining him for the sake of punishment, but as a caring parent, she never wanted him to sustain injuries, as she had no money to take him to the hospital if the unexpected had happened.