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09 December: Discipline and Character in Football and Jon Mikel Obi on Parenthood

On this week's show we talk about the importance of discipline and character for players. Top footballers can become rich and famous at a young age, and have a lot of pressure to cope with. We often hear stories of players getting involved in controversies, and some players fail to fulfil their potential because of losing focus in their career. We speak to former Nigeria youth coach Emmanuel Amuneke, and Chelsea midfielder Jon Mikel Obi tells us how he's matured by becoming a father.

Should we expect footballers to have discipline and good character or are we wrong to judge them using higher standards than we expect of ourselves?  Send us your thoughts and your comments on this week's show on Facebook (see below), by email to sport@planetsport.tv or via Whats App +44-7955-232780.

This week's show is produced by Steve Vickers (above centre) in Harare, Zimbabwe with Solomon Ashoms (above right) in Abuja, Nigeria and Stuart Weir (left) in the UK.

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