BBNaija ‘Shine Your Eye’ edition housemate, Boma has recounted how his injury ended his footfall career saying it plunge him into months of depression.
He made this known in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo adding that his football career was a shot one.
According to him, people promised to him to migrate hence prompting his exit from Nigeria and relocation to New York adding he became stranded after those who promised him ended their conversation with him.
He however stated that as he was desperate for a way out of his predicament he emphasized that he tried his hands on many things and football was the get-go.
In his words, “I went to Poland, played in a small club, put myself together. I went back to Belgium from where I had contact with an agent, now to Scottish Premiership. I had a small injury I was nursing,” the reality TV star narrated.
“I usually don’t get injuries. If I’ll get injured, maybe muscular injuries at the gym or something. I kicked the floor and that muscle, that was it, men. I was trying. They injected me in that spot while I was in Scotland”
He added, “I had to sign, I was already there, man. Despite the injection, the pain wouldn’t leave. Whether climbing the stairs or riding a bike, I felt it. I tried that week, I couldn’t. That injury just never left. In all my games, I couldn’t run well.
“Everyone including the agent was disappointed. It wasn’t my fault. That pushed me into serious, heavy depression. I still get messages in my inbox saying, ‘I didn’t believe you would leave football after everything you did’.”
Describing the period as a “defining moment” in his life, Boma said he lived seven months depressed in the United States.
“That injury was a career-ending injury. I packed my bag, left Scotland, and went back to Belgium to pack my other bag. I was back in the United States. 2017, March 8. That was the end of my career in football,”
“My depression was bad. I would just wake up and sit on the floor. I’m not moving. Seven months. I didn’t want to do anything. My friend told me, ‘Bro, you can’t be living like this. There are people in Nigeria depending on you”