Beirut-based footballer expresses fear over returning to Nigeria
Days after the horrible explosion in Beirut Lebanon, Ifeanyi Vincent, a Beirut based footballer has said that he is afraid of returning to Nigeria, because of getting stuck if he returns.
Obinwannem learned that Ifeanyi as a good striker traveled to the Lebanese capital in January for trials but was yet to sign for any club before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
Recall that on Tuesday, the 4th of August, a massive explosion rocked Beirut the capital of Lebanon.
According to Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, “an investigation would focus on an estimated 2,750 metric tons of the explosive ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse”.
The explosion killed about 137 people and wounded about 5,000 people.
Expressing his fears, Ifeanyi said: “I’ll probably come back to Nigeria but I don’t want to be stuck in the country. Coming to Nigeria and being without a club doesn’t make any sense. If I get offers from other countries, I’ll return to Nigeria just to travel out again.
“I can only leave when I’m sure of getting a good offer. Coming to a country like this( Lebanon ) is the lowest you can get and I pray I don’t deal with this sort of experience again.
“Everything here( Beirut) for now, is on hold till further notice. All I’m hoping and praying for is to get a better offer and leave. I’m not doing anything here, all I do is train, come back to the hotel and sleep.
“Sometimes, I’ll go broke and my manager will sort things out financially for me.
“If I say I should wait here, I don ’t know how long things will continue before they get back to normal. Things are really bad here.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News