The roles of a mother in her child’s life cannot be overemphasized owing to the pain during pregnancy, life after delivery and upbringing until the child becomes successful.
Some successful people have a strong attachment to their mothers, and cannot forget about what their parents went through to make them what they are.
Footballers are considered among the successful, especially those who’ve made it to the top of their careers.
But there are some players in that stature who make millions of pounds weekly but have serious issues with their mothers. This episode will sample a few of those players.
Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli abandoned not only his mother but his parents.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder is born to a Nigerian father, Kehinde Alli, a multi-millionaire businessman and British mother, Denise who both abandoned him when he was still a child.
Alli went to Stantonbury Campus and The Radcliffe School in Wolverton. At the age of 13, he moved into the family home of Alan and Sally Hickford, parents of another young footballer with MK Dons and whom he refers to as his “adoptive parents” although he was never legally adopted by them.
Attempts by his parents to make peace with him have all gone futile with reports claiming that his mother Denise has even tried to reach him at Tottenham training ground.
The former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker Emanuel Adebayor is one of the great African players who have succeeded and earned a lot of money.
But the 35-year-old Togolese is reportedly not in good terms with his mother, and was once accused of kicking his mother from the house.
In 2014, Adebayor found himself in a bizarre family feud when he claimed that his mother is a witch, practising black magic on him.
He stated that his mother was plotting on what to do with his wealth after he dies and had sent advisers he referred to as ‘juju people’ to talk to him.
Arsenal utility star Ainsley Maitland-Niles is the latest footballer who is reportedly not in good terms with his mother
His mother Jule Niles recently cried that she is freezing in 10ft square metal storage crate yet his son earns £30,000 ($41,433) a week.
“My son Ainsley could buy me a flat with two weeks or two month’s wages.
“But the money’s gone to his head and I’m in this position.
“My son plays for Arsenal and I am homeless and in a storage unit.
“It’s not a home. I know what home feels like — to be able to shower, brush your teeth and sit in your room.
“All that I miss — but most of all I miss my family.