Ex-footballer Shiva N'Zigou claims mother was sacrificed in bizarre speech
He has claimed that his mother was sacrificed to further his football career
Ex-Nantes footballer Shiva N'Zigou has reportedly made a series of exceptional claims at a "Christian confession ceremony", including that his mother was sacrificed by his father.
N'Zigou also admitted that he is five years older than he claimed throughout his career, which would now make him 39 rather than 34.
The comments, revealed first by Get French Football News, purport that N'Zigou admitted to having incestuous relationships with both his aunt and sister, as well as several relationships with men throughout his careeer.
The most spectacular claim of all however is that his mother was sacrificed by his father. While GFFN report that it was to keep money made from his son's contract to himself, it has also been claimed that the "spiritual sacrifice" was to further N'Zigou's career while at Nantes.
N'Zigou, a former Gabonese international who played 24 games for his country, spent four seasons at Nantes during his career, before a move to fellow French side Reims.
He had previously been listed as the youngest player to score in the African Cup of Nations - after a goal for Gabon in a 3-1 loss to South Africa in 2000 - before it was revealed that he lied about his age.
Ex-Nantes & Reims striker Shiva N'Zigou has revealed that he's 5 years older than claimed, 40 not 35. Also that he has slept with his aunt & sister & that his father killed his mother as a "spiritual sacrifice" designed to keep all money made from his son's contracts to himself.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 18, 2018