Former Super Eagles attacker Femi Opabunmi has divulged how he was duped by some Nigerian Christian and Muslims clerics in a bid for him to regain his sight.
Since the year 2006, the former Shooting Stars FC of Ibadan striker has been seriously battling with his sight after revealing that the problem began in France while training with second division side Niort.
While lamenting his ordeal, the 32-year-old explained that he returned to Nigeria in a quest for him to regain his sight, but met people who took advantage of his circumstances.
“Many believed I was cursed, even my mother because in Paris the doctors medically said there was nothing wrong with my eyes.
“Funds were given to me to survive by my former teammates (including Osaze Odemwingie) and well wishers.
I gave pastors some of the money hoping that if I got healed I would start afresh with a coaching career. “I visited several churches and mountains in search of a cure but it never happened.
They duped me of my small cash. I paid more that 400 thousand naira to pastors to see that I got cured but nothing happened.
“I also went to see some Imams as well. But they all turned out to be false men of God who duped me all the way.” Opabunmi explained.
Opabunmi scored a goal to help Nigeria win the African U-17 Championships in 2001, and went on to play three times for the Super Eagles scoring one goal.