Former Super Falcons defender, James Johnson, who was born intersex, has revealed that he still finds it difficult to be a father after two transformation surgeries to become a man.
Johnson, previously named Iyabode Abade, was dismissed from the Super Falcons team after he was discovered to be intersex.
Johnson disclosed this while speaking on TVC ‘Your View’ on Tuesday.
The former female footballer, who was born and brought up as a female said he was born with both male and female organs and after sometime chose to become a man.
Johnson said, “I don’t have breasts, I don’t menstruate and it is so contradictory because I can’t say this is my real identity.”
He explained that he needs to undergo the final surgery before he can become a father and a full grown man.
“I need to do the final surgery to be a full blown man, I’ve done two surgeries. But now I’m finding it difficult to be a father because I’m yet to perform the last surgery due to lack of funds,” he said.
According to him, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) did not render any financial support to him when he undergone two surgeries to become a man
“It has not been easy for me. I need support to enable me to be a fully happy person . Life has not been friendly for me.
“When I was with Falcons of Nigeria, at the time my case was brought up and since I was chased out NFA at that time neglected me and did not render any financial support.
“I’m still seeking financial support so I can be happy,” he said.