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Blessing Okagbare’s Husband Confirms Marriage Crash

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Blessing Okagbare Husband, Igho Otegheri Confirms Marriage Crash

Mr Igho Otegheri, husband of Blessing Okagbare, says he won’t “tarnish” the image of the Nigerian superstar athlete in the media amidst reports that she filed a divorce suit to end their six-year marriage.

Nigerian Olympics silver medalist Okagbare reportedly filed for divorce recently, citing infidelity, laziness and irreconcilable differences as reasons for the divorce.

Footballer Otegheri, a former Super Eagles striker, got married to Okagbare in a well-attended wedding ceremony which had top dignitaries like then Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, in attendance in Sapele.

Otegheri joined Okagbare in the United States after their wedding, but recent reports in the Nigerian media indicated that the sprinter and her husband have been engulfed in marital crisis, leading to her filing for divorce.

Some reports say Okagbare, a 100m and 200m gold medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, gave her all to the marriage but had to file for divorce following long-standing rows between her and her hubby, which led to a face-off between the families of the couple, with the ex-footballer’s parents reportedly asking for a refund of the bride price they paid during the traditional rites six years ago in Sapele.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Otegheri admitted that his marriage to the athlete was headed for the rocks but added that he won’t comment more on the issue to avoid “tarnishing” the image of Okagbare.

When our correspondent asked Otegheri on Facebook if it was true that Okagbare had filed for divorce, he replied, “It’s true. It is what it is, boss.”

Speaking further, he added;

“No matter what, I can’t say anything that will tarnish her (Okagbare’s) image, please try and understand. It will be a disaster if I come out to clear the air.”

Though quite unknown, ex-international Otegheri began his professional football career with Wikki Tourist in 2004, before a switch to former Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers, where he spent two years.

He joined defunct Dolphins in 2007, before another sojourn at Heartland, where he plied his trade until 2009, when he moved to Europe for a short stint at Beitar Jerusalem in Israel.

Otegheri, who has three caps for Nigeria, made his Eagles debut in 2002 in an international friendly against Costa Rica.

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  1. Sarah Udof

    April 18, 2020 at 5:26 AM

    Celebrities marriage don’t last.
    I read somewhere that she lost interest because Igho is adding weight. If that is the case , blessing is not a good daughter of the soil

  2. Yvonne Omorogbe

    April 18, 2020 at 6:27 AM

    From the day i saw dem both, I know the marriage can’t last

    • kirsty ade

      April 18, 2020 at 6:21 PM

      hahahhahhaa Yvonne can you knowwwwwwwwww, you so funny

  3. Jilo

    April 18, 2020 at 9:45 PM

    In as much I love what this lady is doing for her Country, I would never hide under one finger to say the truth.

    Here is my own analysis as to what has transpire between duo. After arriving in the United States, Blessing has been influenced by bad friends, family members and Western Culture. I have seen a lot of couples who were doing just fine when they were at home in Nigeria but as soon as they step into western world, they will put different character.

    One thing that Blessing never realized is that, it is difficult if not impossible to find a good husband especially in the US . Yes! she will come across some admirer, different kind of people, other celebrities, people who are at lust because of her fame and some wolves men in sheep clothing. They will con her, deceive her and promise her heaven and earth but they will abandon her after using her.

    My candid advise to Blessing is to reconcile with her husband and hold on to him.
    If she chooses to go the other way, so be it. There is no good man out there, we are only tolerating one another. The fact that both of you are in western world means you can settle your differences and learn from each other. Putting on weight is not a ground for divorce.

    • Metu Nyetu

      April 20, 2020 at 11:15 AM


  4. Agboola olayemi

    April 19, 2020 at 10:08 PM

    Mr Jilo may God bless u for ds comment 👍👍

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