BN Exclusive: Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo Reaches Out to Kids this Festive Season | Photos from his Charity Tour in LagosPosted on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 4:45 PM
By Damilare Aiki
Now this is one pro footballer with a heart of gold.
Last weekend - On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th December 2012 – Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo lit up the hearts of the less privileged at the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Surulere, Lagos by donating various items including food stuffs and a generating set as well as advising the young ones to stay away from drugs and focus on their education.
Speaking exclusively to BellaNaija on his charity visit and donations, the 32 year old Fenerbahçe defender and husband to former Miss MBGN Queen, Adaeze Igwe-Yobo said “I was touched with the condition of the kids”.
He further said “It is sad to know that some of them will still have to die. I am happy to have put a smile on their faces and give them hope to survive. I could have been like any of them but for God’s mercy”.
The pro-footballer also visited the House of Mercy, Ebute Metta, Yaba, Lagos – which houses Almajiris (Child Beggars) and Fair Life Africa Foundation, Lekki, Lagos – to make donations as well.
Check out the photos.
Photo Credit: Sports Edge