Ex-Super Eagles’ coach, Onigbinde’s 30-year old marriage collapses

Adegboye Onigbinde

Adegboye Onigbinde


Ex-Super Eagles’ coach, Adegboye Onigbinde’s 30-year old marriage with his wife Anne has collapsed.

The marriage was dissolved in Ibadan  because there was no love between the couple. Mr. Ademola Odunade, President of  Mapo Customary Court said the 79 year- old former coach  and his wife could no longer live together again as husband and wife.The former coach was ordered to pay a cash sum of N5, 000 to Anne for the packing of her belongings out of his house.

Onigbinde had told the court that he could no longer live with Anne because she was giving her problem daily.

He said, “My lord, with my 79 years of age, I cannot continue to die in the silence of Anne’s litany of problems.

“Among many other troubles I have encountered in the hands of Anne, I have also suffered uncountable financial losses during the process of trying to give Anne means of livelihood so that she wouldn’t be idle.

“On three separate occasions, I have established veritable business ventures for her and on each occasion, Anne wrecked the business.

“I can’t continue in such wastage. For many years, Anne has been a thorn in my flesh through ceaseless trouble-making as it is one day, one trouble in my home.

“Can you imagine that it was not until only one week to the wedding ceremony of the only daughter she had with me that she informed me?

“In fact, Anne has openly turned that daughter against me because she doesn’t take any instruction from me.

“Anne is now a bad influence on the daughter and she doesn’t even have any good relationship with the rest of my children.

“For instance, when I lost my younger brother, Anne and her daughter refused to be sympathetic by registering any form of condolence.

“The list of her misbehaviour is endless, please terminate our union.”

But she begged the court not to grant Onigbinde’s request for divorce.

Anne said, “In the interest of the child between us, I have nowhere to go, please, help save my marriage,” Anne pleaded.

“My lord, I have done everything possible to please my husband, but he is refusing to be pacified.

“Ever since he got married to another wife 10 years ago, things have changed from bad to worse, as I no longer know how to do things in his presence.

“Since then, Onigbinde’s body language is for me to vacate his home; he no longer finds happiness in me.

“On a particular day, just as I opened the door, I came across a snake waiting to harm me, but I raised the alarm and it was killed.

“My lord, it was never in our agreement to be parting ways in this manner.


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