Football goes beyond what you see on the pitch. Off the pitch something instrumental is behind every player’s performance during matches. Of course, there is no doubt that women play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of their men.
Having graced the pinnacle of football both in the national and international level, Didier Drogba’s continuous strength and power can only be traced to his beautiful asset in Diakite Lalla, who he married in 2011. Drogba will always be remembered for scoring the last penalty kick that ensured Chelsea lift their first Champions League trophy in 2012. He’s blessed with three children.
One of the most beloved Super Eagles players who shone brilliantly for the senior national team before his retirement from football in 2015, Enyeama, who got married to Promise in 2005, has since then enjoyed years of silver-linings. Enyeama has scored three goals so far in the colors of their marriage gown with a boy and two girls.
Tall, strong and a real goal scorer for the English Premier League club Manchester City, Yaya’s consistency at the highest level of football can only be appreciated due to his love for Gineba, a woman he married in 2003. Yaya, who is a practicing Muslim and father-of-three, earns 230,000 pounds-a-week as a midfielder.
Once regarded as one of the most paid African footballers in Europe, Samuel Eto’o will always attract media attention due to his gorgeous wife Georgette Fils, who has become the backbone of the Cameroonian star. The former Africa footballer of the year winner has two children who are also aspiring to live big in life.
Ghana’s Sulley Muntari’s best pal as far as football is concerned is Menaye Donkor, who he married in 2010. The couple, who are now expecting their first child after five years of, will certainly relish these moments.
Beauty they say lies in the eyes of beholder; a statement which explain former Super Eagles defender, Joseph Yobo’s world class bride and pride in Adaeze Igwe. Five years have gone by by and their love lives continue to blossom. They are blessed with two children.
Osaze Odemwigie was caught in the web of love since 2012 when Sarah Fallon became the brain behind Osaze’s success in football. The couple is honored with two children.
Kanu Nwankwo’s mesmerizing display in the colors of Nigeria’s national team will not be complete without mentioning his backbreaking goal against Brazil in the semi final of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Games in US. Though the team went ahead to win the gold medal after beating Argentina 2-1 in the final, however, Kanu most memorable goal was when he tied the knot with Amarachi in 2004 and they are both blessed with three beautiful children.
Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha
Austin Okocha, may have been denied the CAF Footballer award twice but he has not been denied of his lovely wife, Nkechi. Dazzling like the sunshine in the sky, Nkechi has become a source of joy for the Nigerian international.