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S'Eagles Captain Extends N.5m Relief to Abandoned Nigerian Olympiad


SUPER Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa's philanthropy has again come to the fore.

Following the social media publication of a former Nigerian Olympic Athlete, Bassey Etim, engaged in community work of filling pot holes along the Ado -- Badore road area of Ajah, Lagos, the captain of Nigeria's national football team,

Musa sent him N500,000  (five hundred naira) in commendation.

56-year-old Etim (aka ‘Iron bar’) won gold medal for Nigeria during the 1983 Commonwealth Games in Malta. He also represented Nigeria at the 1984 Olympic Games where he suffered an injury.

In his chat with the citizen media podcaster, MC Cares, who caught him in the community work, the Cross River State born athlete explained that his woes was an aftermath of the 1984 Olympics mishap.

“I sustained an injury, and when I came back, Nigeria refused to take care of my injury, so I had to use my life savings to go back to America in September 1985 to take care of the injury. 

“But I still come out to volunteer myself to give back to my country. “People are saying, ‘why should you do that? They didn’t take care of you," said Mr. Etim.

Musa, reportedly, read the post and requested Etim's contact.

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