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My Nigerian Father Abandoned Me As A Baby – Chelsea Star Ross Barkley

 

Chelsea star Ross Barkley has expressed his desire on how badly he wants to meet his father who broke up with his mother when the going got rough.

Ross Barkley who was born and raised in England worked his way through hard times, determination and finally made it to the England senior team (Three Lions). In an interview about his life and career with no doubt he said: “There’s one thing he wish to do and that is meeting his father who is a Nigerian but left his mother when he was very young and hasn’t seen him since then.” Barkley is 25 years old.

Ross bears his mother’s maiden name Barkley instead of his real father’s name Effanga who was a construction worker with the railway in United Kingdom. Patrick Effanga left Ross when he was only one year old and hasn’t meet with him since then.

Ross Barkley who graduated from Everton Football Club academy made his debut to the Premier League side Everton when he was eighteen and now plays for the London side giants Chelsea also known as ‘The Blues’.

His past two seasons with Chelsea Football Club has not been fertile as he struggles through injuries and poor form and he barely make it to the starting XI before the global misfortune break in sports due to the virus. But no doubt he was making waves of stamping himself in the starting XI for Frank Lampards side who has shown to be more interested in English players.

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