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BN Exclusive: Super Eagles Captain Joseph Yobo Reaches Out to Kids this Festive Season | Photos from his Charity Tour in Lagos



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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.

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Photo Credit: Sports Edge


  1. d

    December 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    wow…great job mr yobo

  2. Trendysturvs

    December 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    God bless him

  3. DJ Exclusives wife.

    December 31, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    God bless his soul!

  4. dont mention

    December 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Gotta be honest…..seeing the first picture, i went like what the hell is he wearing for a star like him….then i scrolled down n saw the pics of the kids…….poor babies, must have been a big deal for them and i am glad he did that because he surely touched their hearts and am sure those workers appreciate what he gave but most importantly his time….and i am even more sorry i looked at his clothes instead of his heart…….may God bless u n ur family richly Yobo…….and bless the kids and their caretakers and their parents…….may we all reach out n help in any way we can……

    • lekan lawrence

      January 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      God!! I love your honesty.

    • Soraya

      January 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      A typical Nigerian way of looking at people but thank God you had a change of heart!

  5. Mma

    December 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    God bless him!

  6. besly

    December 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    GOD bless u as u give cheerfully to the less privilege

  7. ola

    December 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    that great of him for giving back to the needy and street.. more news and gist here at

  8. Winny

    December 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    What will we do without Indomie in Nigeria

  9. diera

    December 31, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I don’t believe the genuineness here but it’s still a good thing

    • Anon

      December 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Why now re-the genuineness?
      Good job Yobo.

  10. NK

    December 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    great job mate

  11. Ade

    December 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    God bless you Joseph Yobo. “He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given.” Proverbs 19:17. God bless you.

  12. HABBA

    December 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    i can see someone holding cane to flog those kids like animals! mchew

  13. jyde

    January 1, 2013 at 3:15 am

    If only a few with billions proping up european economies would do the same.
    If only.
    Sorry,excuse me,i was just dreaming aloud

  14. NNENNE

    January 1, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Genuine or not, the children will have food on their table.
    May God bless you abundantly Mr. Yobo.

  15. faith

    January 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

    God bless Yobo n his family

  16. Lewis

    January 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    It is more blessed to give than to recieve, those of you that r always ready to criticize, ask yourself one question, what have I done that gives me the right to criticize someone else. Yobo will remain blessed because of his heart so keep on criticizing u idiots

  17. jay

    January 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

    yobo u are the best may GOD BLESS YUR NICE FAMILY NO MIND @ habba d guy na bad belleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee/ yobo may GOD BLESS U

  18. henry

    January 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    God bless d shareful giver like YOBO

  19. Ugonna Wachuku

    February 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    And surely, a month and 19 days later, GOD Almighty rewarded Yobo in an unbelievably amazing way by leading him and Super Eagles to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations – with all the financial and humane rewards coming his way and that of his Super Eagles team-mates and coaching staff presently ..

    See all that Yobo is getting back just for his selfless act of kind giving. And now GOD has annointed Yob0’s servant leadership head (as Super Eagles Captain) with oil and his cup is overflowing …

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