Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, Ahmed Musa has given a lifeline to a former member of the Nigerian U-23 team, Kingsley Obiekwu.
According to several reports, Musa donated a sum of two million naira to help Obiekwu.
Obiekwu a former Super Eagles player is now a bus driver, according to a post by Okwuluora on Facebook,
The post said, “At Abakpa Motor Park, I saw former Super Eagles Defender Kingsley Obiekwu(Shagari Udoji) loading buses and driving Sienna to Nsukka. I hugged and greeted him then cried like a man. Life can be cruel Yes. He never made it to the highest level Yes but where are his teammates.
“I will tell Kanu Nwankwo about this. They won the Olympics together in Atlanta. Obiekwu last made headlines when his younger brother died in the field of play. A NATIONAL HERO, AN IDOL TO MILLIONS, AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST. We can help lift him again IF he is willing. That environment is not for him.”
Musa decided to intervene by sending Obiewku money to help with his situation.
Obiekwu who is now 47-years-old was a member of the Nigerian U-23 team that won a gold medal in the men’s football event at the 1996 Olympics in Atalanta, United States of America.
This is not the first time Musa has shown that he helps people in need.
Meanwhile, Kingsley Obiekwu has sent words of appreciation to the Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, and the generality of Nigerians for their genuine concern towards him following reports of economic plight.
Obiekwu said that he went into the commercial transport business to complement his earnings from his coaching job.
The story elicited reactions from the public including Musa who made a cash donation of N2 million to the Atlantic ’96 Dream Team defender to cushion his financial crunch.
Speaking on Thursday, Obiekwu said though the story came as an embarrassment to members of his family, there was nothing to regret telling the world what he was passing through.
Sources: Pulse Sports/Vanguard News Nigeria