The Finnish embassy in Abuja, Nigeria denied visa to the wife and son of Nigeria international Gbolahan Salami, and the striker has threatened to quit football.
The officials at the embassy argued that they are not sure that the wife will be willing to leave Finland before the visa expires.
The CEO of Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS), the Finnish elite league club Salami plays for, confirmed that the former Warri Wolves and Shootings Stars SC forward has said that he will quit football if he cannot see his family.
“He told me directly that he can not live like this and that he will stop playing football, if he can not see his family,” KuPS CEO Jarmo Heiskanen told Ilta-Sanomat.
“He is afraid that his son will no longer know him.”
Salami has scored five goals in three games for KuPS in the Finnish Cup this year and was the team’s top scorer with 14 goals in the Veikkausliiga last year..