Benedict Akwuegbu, former Nigerian star, donates cars to ex-footballers as coronavirus' palliatives

Benedict Akwuegbu, former Nigerian star, donates cars to ex-footballers as coronavirus' palliatives

- Benedict Akwuegbu is doing his bit to help during the coronavirus crisis

- The ex-Nigerian international donated cars to his colleagues to lift their spirit

- Akwuegbu is back home in Jos as the lockdown continues

Former Super Eagles striker Benedict Akwuegbu has lifted the spirits of some of his retired colleagues after he donated cars as gifts during amid the coronavirus crisis.

Akwuegbu who was part of the Nigerian team that won silver at the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations tournament co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria recently organized the inaugural edition of the Plateau Legends and Ben Akwuegbu Unity Cup Football Tournament in Jos.

The ex-Grazer AK of Austria forward is currently in Jos and according to Complete Sports, the 45-year-old gifted two of the four Golf cars to ex-team-mates he preferred not to name.

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But it is understood that Farouk Umar - a onetime star of the defunct Mighty Jets of Jos, is among the beneficiaries.

Also, Super Eagles star John Obi Mikel has donated bags of rice, beans and noodles and others around a Jos community to help the poor who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis.

This is the second time within the space of two weeks he has donated food items to the needy, as he posted on the exercise on his Instagram handle.

Mikel spent most of his childhood in the Plateau state capital and now he has returned to assist the communities that made him.

In the latest photos, quite a number of food items were put in bags and then distributed to those who looked vulnerable, as coronavirus continues to cripple the economy.

And this is coming barely 24 hours that the ex-Chelsea midfielder made a post on his Instagram story with pictures of the items and a banner of himself wearing the Nigerian jersey. "Together we can all help. Today in Jos. Where I grew up," he captioned the post.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that former Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi Udeze has debunked claims that there was an agreement among players to boycott the 2002 World Cup for some reason.

The 39-year-old made his debut at the global football showpiece under former coach Adegboye Onigbinde where Nigeria failed to progress beyond the group stages.

Chief Onigbinde was hired by the Nigeria Football Federation barely three months before the start of the championship who dropped about 10 experienced players in the team.

According to Brila.net, the former Shooting Stars handler was said to have claimed that there were some quarters who vowed to truncate the Country’s campaign in Japan should some players from 2002 AFCON were dropped.

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