Having worked for the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire (60 caps, 7 goals), Franck Kessié could perhaps have played for the Lone Stars of Liberia. And for good reason, the Barcelonian would have been born in the south-east of Liberia, according to the revelations of a woman claiming to be… his biological mother.
Franck Kessié was not born in Ouragahio, in western Côte d’Ivoire, as official documents from the midfielder of Barca (3 goals, 3 assists in 39 appearances this TCC season). In reality, the italian champion 2022 was born in Sinoe County, Liberia, according to Nancy Payne, who claims to be her biological mother.
The declaration of ”Maman Kessié”
During its passage on the airwaves of the Radio OK FM based in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, Nancy Payne, accompanied by two other sons – Kessié’s alleged half-brothers – said to be the Blaugrana’s parent and another boy, both from the same father. The latter would have taken his two sons to Côte d’Ivoire (border country with Liberia, editor’s note) and would have enrolled them in school, said the matriarch who then claims to have lost all contact with her two offspring. “I learned that Kessié and his brother had been sent to Europe, after several attempts to find my children”she told the local media.
A Liberian woman, Nancy Payne is claiming the Ivory Coast International and Barcelona star, Frank Kessie as her Biological son taken away by his father at a young age.
— Baluu Wol Makuach (@baluu_wol) May 10, 2023
What about Kessié’s father?
Irrefutable testimonies or false allegations? Franck Kessié, he has not yet spoken. None of his interviews mention his mother. On the other hand, the player trained at the Stella Club of Adjamé, in Abidjan, revealed to have lost his father since the age of eleven. “My father was a footballer in Côte d’Ivoire, but then he ended up in the army to serve his country. He died of illness shortly after I turned eleven. When I score goals I like to do this kind of salute in his honor.had explained in particular the main interested party, after having dedicated his celebration to his parent, during the victory of the Barca on Viktoria Plzen on September 7, 2022 in the Champions League (5-1).
Be that as it may, Nancy Payne’s words are to be taken with a grain of salt, especially since they could hide “extortion” intentions…