According to an investigation by Punch Newspaper Nigeria, the in-demand Monaco teen sensation Kylian Mbappe has Nigerian blood flowing in his veins. Meaning he was eligible to turn out for the Super Eagles prior to his competitive debut for the French national team.
Kylian’s father, Wilfred Mbappe, who has Cameroonian and Nigerian roots, was once a refuge, who migrated to France for greener pastures.
Wilfred in a bid to get a permanent stay got married to an Algerian-French lady Fayza, an ex-handball player.
Kylian was given a Yoruba middle name Adesanmi meaning “crown fits me” by Wilfred, who also adopted a son, Jirès Kembo Ekoko. A professional footballer of Congolese descent, but has a biological son and younger brother of Kylian named Adeyemi Mbappe, in recognition of his Nigerian roots.
Reports suggest Kylian Mbappe is on the brink of joining Real Madrid, having been courted by the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool in the summer transfer window.
The 18-year-old had caps for France’s U17 and U19 teams prior to his debut for the senior side against Luxembourg.