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Nigerian Player Axed After Controversial Pregnancy

A Nigerian footballer has been controversially axed from his side in Europe after impregnating his club president's daughter just six months after joining the team.

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The player, whose name has been withheld, has explained that he was fired for "gross misconduct and indiscipline" over the pregnancy, which he has claimed full responsibility for.

The incident occurred in Slovenia's second division, and the player has since returned to Nigeria, leaving his pregnant girlfriend behind.

"I signed a three-year deal with the option of another year, but last month I ran into trouble when my girlfriend, who happens to be the daughter of the president, said she was pregnant for me," he said, as quoted by Ghanasoccernet.

"The club got to know about it and summoned me for a meeting. I got there and admitted that I am responsible for the pregnancy, and I was told to stay at home and not to be seen around the club premises until I am instructed to return.

"A week later I was called to the office and told that my agent has been informed about their plans to terminate my contract for gross misconduct and indiscipline. The news came to me as a surprise because I have not been found wanting in any area since I arrived the club six months ago."

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Four Nigerians are registered in Slovenia's second tier, but it remains unclear who the player in question, who is now considering legal action with FIFA over his dismissal, is.

"My agent called me up and said we should file a case with FIFA, that he has a recording of the president saying my contract was terminated for having an affair with his daughter. She's an adult, for God sake, we both love each other and decided to have a child," the player added.

"Now I don't know what will happen to her and the child since I'm back in Nigeria. They have forced her to block me on all social media platforms so we have not been communicating. The few friends I made at the club are also scared of speaking to me about her, apparently they don't want to run into trouble with the team. I'm confused right now."

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