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Story of how Nigerian footballer Idris Aloma turned from grass to grace

Story of how Nigerian footballer Idris Aloma turned from grass to grace

- Kano Pillars defender Idris Aloma has explained what he went through before becoming a star

- He revealed how he used to wash cars on the street when he was abandoned

- Aloma is one of the best defenders in the Nigeria Professional Football League

Born on August 20, 1993, Kano Pillars defender Idris Aloma never thought he would make it to the top of his football career considering the pains and rigors he went through when he was young.

Sad story of how THIS Super Eagles player washed cars before becoming a star footballer

Kano Pillars defender Idris Aloma

The plans of his parent was for him to study Law in the University, but Idris Aloma's plan is for him to become a football star that can be watched on Televisions.

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After his secondary school education, Aloma left his parent and joined defunct Babanawa Football Academy where he later elevated to the senior team.

His father who was then a military serving man tried all he could to stop him from playing football, but Idris had already made up his mind not to leave the round leather game and he was later left to his fate.

In 2010 after Babanawa FC failed to secure a promotion to the Nigeria Professional Football League, the club's owner decided not to sponsor the team again, and all the players were abandoned in Offa, Kwara state.

Sad story of how THIS Super Eagles player washed cars before becoming a star footballer

Nigerian footballer Idris Aloma

Injured Idris could not go back to his father for the fear of what a soldier could do to him, and he decided to start washing cars as a means of survival.

Aloma was on this for a year before he got a call for him to come for a trial at ABS FC of Ilorin, and that was how his story changed from grass to grace.

''I was about washing a car on that sunny afternoon when I got a call that I should go to Ilorin for a trial, and when I got there, I was offered a contract the third day after the coach saw my ability,'' Aloma said to NAIJ.com.

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He later went on to play for Elkanemi Warriors, Enyimba FC where he won an NPFL title before moving to Rivers United and now Kano Pillars.

''Anytime I remember what I went through before becoming a successful player, I will cry and I want to also thank late Stephen Keshi who actually gave me the chance to play then for the Super Eagles. For now, there are so many clubs in Europe interested in me that used to wash cars on the street, but I want to help Kano Pillars this season before I will decide,'' he explained.

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