Football The autobiography of Yeo Moriba, the Pogba's mother, was released on Wednesday. She recounts the ordeals she went through, in particular the most publicized
Yeo Moriba and his sons after the victory of Paul Pogba and the Blues in the World Cup final against Croatia, on July 15, 2018 in Moscow. — Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock/Sipa
Since Wednesday, the autobiography of Yeo Moriba, the mother of the Pogba brothers, has been available in bookstores. In And at; at the end, we win (Fayard), she recounts her life, odd jobs to raise her children on her own; the victory of Paul and the Blues at the 2018 World Cup. She didn’t mention the family affair which has made its way into the news; these last months of gaîté with heart.
“I was told to add it, at first I didn’t want to, it was difficult, and then the book was already out. do. But this episode happened… It’s very difficult to talk about it,” sighs Yeo Moriba (52), telling AFP a story that “breaks his heart”.
EN LIBRAIRIE – Yeo Moriba raconte sa trajectoire singulière, celle d'une mère courage. Quand l'unitié vacille, elle œuvre pour maintenir ensemble le clan #Pogba. Peu importe les crises et les mauvais coups, Yeo Moriba sait que la famille gagnera. https://t.co/LM9JGKE4y9
— Fayard (@EditionsFayard) November 16, 2022
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In the added epilogue, she therefore returns to these accusations which led one of her twins, Mathias, to prison, for suspicion of extortion in an organized gang against the little brother, Paul. According to their mother, the eldest child fell in “a trap”. “ It has been manipulated, robbed by people who were close to us. We felt betrayed.” “They are big, big sharks,” fueled by “extreme jealousy,” she blurted.
But she especially wanted to talk about something else in this book, an idea pushed by her sons (there is also Florentin, Mathias’s twin), and in particular football. Yeo Moriba describes “a family linked by the same adoration, that of the football, to which we owe so much” In a scene from the book, written with journalist Clémence De Blasi, she bluffs her boys by showing them that she fiddles the ball perfectly.
Arrival in France at 19 years old
His story is like; that of other women from Africa in France, like her in France. 19 years old, to marry the children’s father, Antoine, an electronics teacher, in his fifties. at the time. The Pogba's mother, who also adopted two of his nieces, wanted thanks to; this book “send a message: we women have to fight, not get discouraged because you don’t have the husband anymore” in support. She divorced of the father of Florentin, Mathias and Paul, deceased in 2017.
His story remains “positive, we must not be alarmed, we must be courageous. If you lose the courage, there is nothing you can do,” she comments. Yeo does not dwell on racism. “You have to accept it, we felt a little racism, for certain jobs, we saw that we gave preference to native French people rather than immigrants” ;, she summarizes. The children didn’t suffer it, “I don’t think so,” she recalls.
“The Pogba clan will always be there.” ”
The apotheosis remains the title of world champion, in 2018, which she celebrates on the lawn, trophy in hand, a photo as a banner on the book. “We didn’t feel the rain so much happiness was there,” she sums up, a twinkle in her eyes.
This big memory in mind, she wants to do justice to his “two sons,” insists Yeo. “The Pogba clan will always be there,” she concluded firmly. “”It will always work out, it’s family, they are foster brothers, they will always hold hands.”