Nigeria’s Former Super Falcons player, Chichi Igbo, came into sporting limelight when she broke through into the women’s national team squad as the youngest player but she did not enjoy her dream of a longer career.
She had the intent of adoring the green white-green jersey of Nigeria for a longer period of time but could not achieve her aim because she refused to bow down to the ‘gods’ who wanted to dictate for the team.
Narrating her experience, the Denmark-based footballer, said she was not ready to keep quiet about the inhumane treatment she and her team mates were receiving in the squad
“I really miss my girls but definitely not the bullshit, I hope the ‘Monkey dey work, Baboon dey chop’ business have changed because our girls deserve much better, It is crazy how people can keep quite when we know nothing is right about the treatment those girls get.
“They are doing way better than the male team but what do they get? I don’t fuss about Nigerians and their bullshit because we have never gotten along from day one and I doubt that is ever going to change and I am cool with that.
“Nigeria is a country where people kiss ass and don’t stand for their rights because they are meant to believe they don’t have one but here comes ‘Chi-chi, The No BS Taker’, I knew I would not last on the national team because I don’t take BS from nobody and I smelled that immediately I walked in.
“I was the youngest on the team during my time but I knew and stood on my rights because I knew nobody from the federation to threaten me of dropping me, (which is the reason most of the girls don’t speak up and I can’t say I blame them because that is the only way most of them make money to support themselves and loved ones).
“I merited every call up so know I spoke up when shit was not right. It was not just about the money but the treatment, they would train us like animals but deprive us of our rights, no respect whatsoever common now.”
She explained her reason for narrating the story so that the many people who had been questioning her absence from the national team who understand why she was not called up again
“Things will not change until light is shone on what is really going on and I am here with my torchlight. I fear no man but the Most High.
“Here is your answer for those asking why I stopped representing the Green-White-Green jersey.
“You would not know until you been there, it may be ok to most but a big NO for me because I know my worth,” she explained.