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.
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's 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.
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins spent Christmas with visits to hospitals and orphanages in Lagos. The 28 year old footballer, on behalf of his foundation gave gifts to three hospitals and orphanages. Obagoal spent about N10million on hospital bills for new born babies at Island Maternity hospital.