18 year old Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe who took Europe by storm last season, by scoring 26 goals in his first full season at senior club level, has just been found to have Nigerian roots.
About his roots (which we must add, not many people know about), Kylian’s father? Wilfred Mbappe born to both Cameroonian and Nigerian parents, was once a refugee who migrated to France in search of greener pastures and then got married to Algerian French lady Fayza, who is also a handball player (apparently in a bid to get a permanent stay).
Kylian’s Yoruba name is “Adesanmi” meaning “the crown fits me”. His father also has an adopted a son, Jirès Kembo Ekoko, a professional footballer of Congolese descent, and a biological son and younger brother of Kylian named Adeyemi Mbappe, in recognition of his Nigerian roots.
Wilfried who works as coach at AS Bondy and he started training Kylian at the age of six. He also spends time coaching Adeyemi, while he is currently his Kylian’s agent.
Talk about having a family filled with stars!