A former Ligue 1 player has made a series of extraordinary confessions that include lying about his age and the possibility of his mother being “sacrificed” to help further his footballing career.
Shiva N’Zigou (right, above), a Gabon international who played in France with Nantes and Riems between 2000 and 2010, made the claims as part of a “Christian confession ceremony”, according to Get French Football News (GFFN).
Firstly, N’Zigou revealed that his is actually five years older than he claimed to be during his career, meaning he is now 39/40 while the birth date on his passport would make him 34/35.
The former winger also admitted to having incestuous “relations” with his aunt and his sister, as well as several relationships with men
I had [sexual] relations with my aunt. These relations happened again with my sister. I slept with my sister.
I slept with a man. And I had another long-term relationship also with a man.
Not finished, N’Zigou also let slip that his father killed his mother as a “spiritual sacrifice” to help their son achieve his dreams, though it’s also speculated that his father may have simply murdered his wife in order to keep all the money his son made for himself.
N’Zigou is actually listed in the FIFA record books as the youngest player to score at the African Cup of Nations (a consolation goal for Gabon in a 3-1 defeat against South Africa in 2000).
However, rather than being 16 years and 93 days as claimed, it since transpires that he was probably at least 21 at the time.
Cracking stuff (except the incest and the sacrificial murder, of course).