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Monday, 11 January 2016

Tottenham star Dele Alli's mother talks about giving him up for adoption when he was a child

The proud mother of Dele Alli has revealed she gave her son up for adoption so he could fulfil his dream of becoming a top footballer.
Alli left the home of Denise when he was aged 13 after social services threatened to remove her children due to her battle with alcoholism.

But now Denise, 52, says that she knows she made the right decision as she is bursting with pride when she watches him play for Tottenham.
Denise admitted that she suffered from a severe booze addiction, revealing that she was "hooked" on vodka, beer or anything she could get her hands on.
And she says it was only right to get him off the streets and into a safer environment.

Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, Denise said: “I knew that was the only way he could fulfil his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
“It was tough to give up my son but it proved to be his salvation. I’m so thankful for how things have turned out.”
Alli was handed his England debut earlier this season and scored a scorcher in the Three Lions' 2-0 win over France at Wembley.

Denise said:
“When he scored the goal against France I leapt out of my seat — I was so happy. My son has made it by himself. I am so pleased for him and super-proud of everything he has achieved.”
Although Alli was never formally adopted, he lived full-time with the family of fellow footballer Harry Hickford, now 20, six miles away.
Denise revealed that the move to Cosgrove moved him away from the children on the streets of his old estate, who were regularly "smoking, arguing and robbing".
Alli remains close to his biological father, Nigerian businessman Kenny, who now lives in Houston, Texas. The pair met up during Kenny's trip to England last year.
And kind-hearted Alli helps out Denise too. She says that he has given the family around £4,000 over the past year, including Christmas, birthday and Mother's Day treats.

55 comments:

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DBANJ CRUSH said...

All dis our parent sef,weneva a child is doin well,the knew he wil b dis,or dat..anyway am happy for her








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Ngene Olivia said...

Ok na













#iT wiLL oNLy gET beTTer
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YOUNG BUHARI said...

Good for her.

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Aya..thank God She didn't, must be a proud mother now.

STERN said...

K. What should I now do

I must chop Linda ikeji money said...

Wooooooow...we wei 2gether in same high @ okokobioko community secondary school!bro TNX God 4 u

emmanuel streams said...

Destiny can't b change!!

AMIJEZ said...

Thank God she didn't give him up for adoption afterall.

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

I was so happy wen I was readin it. I thank God made d right decision. Dele dream came to pass

seyi okusanwo said...

Hmmmm

SHORTESR DUDE said...

You get luck o madam!

HECTOR EKITI said...

I see........

Let's go Linda

Halfcast Boy said...

she is lucky she never did

fresh presh said...

freshpresh says, what would be would be, but all these females that get addicted to alcohol...nawa

Dora Michael said...

Thank God it all ended with praise.
Linda look alike

Nwariaku Munachi said...

The boy has a good heart.

Bonita Bislam said...

Awww she did right by him I think

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Thank God she dint


... Merited happiness

Juliet Iwuno said...

Good for her. Linda take note!

Misy queend said...

OK oh

Babylawyer. said...

In life, nobody really cares about what u went through to be successful, all they look out for is how successful are u. So damn ur pastor history and be determined to make it in life cos only then will u u dine with kings.

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Vickyfabulous adeleyevictor17@gmail.com said...

U c God will always direct ur path to greatness though it may seem somehw 2 people... Thank God she is proud of him

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

So he's Nigerian. Good job

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, thanks to God for him, am in love with Linda Ikeji for real and would wish to meet her in person as my 2016 resolution.

Collins Chinedu said...

Dele Alli is just that finished professional. so humble and his play on the pitch speaks loud for him. I admire the dude, hopefully someday he'll play for my darling club CFC.


MrCollz A.k.a Sanity Says.

Sir benkord said...

Aww.......joy of a motherhood.....am happy 4 her.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

A great and touching lesson for people in the same situation as hers and are already planning to give their child up for adoption probably due to the present outlook of things. THAT CHILD MIGHT GROW UP TO BECOME UR ONLY REASON FOR LIVING IN THE NEAREST FUTURE! DON'T TRY IT.

OFO ANIETO said...

alli is a Nigerian

Linda take note of my comments

daniela desmond said...

Awww...either way he achieved his dream, now he's your son??? U could have done a thousand things for him, for example "go to rihab and get help"....BAD mother and where was his Nigerian father when he was being adopted by someone else?

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu Nigerians will b borning shindren every part of d world.

Olatee said...

Good for him.

olatee_seun@yahoo.com

samson adele said...

Great!

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Wow she get lucky.

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Reporting from Delsu.

exquisito said...

As bad as it may sound, she was real with herself and ultimately made the right decision for the son. Glad it turned good.

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Look at what being aunty wayward has caused you, you're now being fed with crumbs when you would have been the one dishing out the meal. Get transformation through Christ.

chinelo okafor said...

Touching.

Uzodave Startech said...

Better pikin. #IRepLIB

temitope faizat said...

Okay

Jenny Duby said...

Ok.

chibyke-sumtin said...

good kid

7F098C19 said...

His story is like that of the stone the builder rejected. Engr Emy

tosisochukwu said...

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Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmmm alrite.

Pesin Pikin said...

Eeeyyyaaahhhhh! Thank God she decided not to do what she planned doing #TablesTurn

Anonymous said...

Sunday oliseh should bring him to super Eagles immediately

Anonymous said...

Now she is proud of him...What if is the other way round? You better stop drinking before it's too late.

Find_Out.

mayula said...

ode lol
he already debuted for the three lions

Azuka Cyril said...

So kind of him.

Angel Makiz said...

don't give up no matter what you are passing through...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

paparazi said...

STORIES EVERY WHERE. AWWWW..

maureen Donatus said...

Okay......IJEGO

izy 2 nv said...

NICE MOVE SHE MADE.

Ade Olasengbe said...

Thank God she didn't, she is a proud mum now

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