Former Nigeria defender Godwin Okpara could be facing rape charges in a French court, after being arrested by the police at the weekend.
Okpara will stay in jail until the completion of the criminal enquiry
Okpara, who played for French sides Strasbourg and Paris St Germain, was taken from his home in the high-brow suburb of Le Vesinet - on the outskirts of the French capital Paris - after a 13-year-old girl alleged the player had molested her.
Okpara's wife and mother-in-law have also been arrested in relation to the allegations.
An appeal for bail, pending the investigation of the allegations, was rejected by a judge on Monday.
All three people will be detained until the conclusion of the criminal investigation by a judge, after which a decision will be made on whether they will be charged or released.