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“How NFF officials ended my football career” — Crayon recounts



  • Fast-rising singer, Crayon recalls how NFF ended his football career
  • Crayon revealed this in an interview and expressed how the experience affected his mental health and left him deeply disappointed

Nigerian singer Charles Chibueze Chukwu, well known as Crayon, has disclosed how the corrupt officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ended his football career.

The singer in a recent interview with Cool FM, discussed his early football career which didn’t work out due to the partiality of the NFF officials.

Crayon revealed that the experience had a profound influence on his mental health at the time.

The Mavin signee stated that he was first chosen to join a national youth team in 2015, but was later unfairly replaced by people who had more connection and money.

He described the experience as one of the worst experiences he ever had, as it left him depressed for a long period of time.

He said;

“In 2015, I fell into depression because I couldn’t gain admission into the university like my friends did. They were all having fun at school, while I was left behind in the neighbourhood.”

“It was a boring period for me. I had nothing to do and nowhere to go. Moreover, my football career wasn’t taking off either. I used to play football and was quite good at it. They nicknamed me ‘Coutinho’ in my neighbourhood, after the talented player who represented Liverpool.”

“I aspired to become a professional footballer, but it didn’t work out for me. Football in Nigeria is deeply affected by corruption. While I won’t mention any names to avoid hurting people, I can reveal that these were influential officials within the football community.”

“During a screening at the Surulere National Stadium, NFF officials deceived me and replaced me with another individual who had money and connections. That incident left me deeply disappointed and depressed.”

In another story, singer Crayon seen in a club with another man’s

The lady’s alleged boyfriend known as @ArtsbyEejay on Twitter, took to his page to lament after the video was brought to his attention.



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