Nigeria international and Chievo Verona midfielder, Joel Chukwuma Obi is delighted to make life better for his Uboh Ogwashi-Uku people of Delta State through yearly emaciation programme organised by his Foundation.
The former Inter Milan and Parma playmaker stated this in a post on his Instagram page on Friday after the Joel Obi Foundation gave out food items to residents and cash prizes to six beneficiaries of the emancipation program that was capped off with a football match among the youth of the community.
Obi uploaded several pictures of the event, including the one above, reiterating his mission to positively impact the life of his people and expressed gratitude to everyone that contributed to the fundraising.
The statement read: "Our mission is to have a positive impact on the lives of the residents of Aboh, Ogwashi-Uku in Aniocha South LGA of Delta State and we have kept our annual commitment. The Joel Obi Foundation has restarted from where it unfortunately left off in 2020, organizing a soccer match among the youth of Ogwashi-Uku, distributing cash prizes to six beneficiaries of the emancipation program and food to the residents. We are happy to have improved the living conditions of many in these difficult times.
"Thanks to all of you who contributed to this fundraiser with your donations and made the event a memorable one. Every contribution regardless of the size was fundamental and appreciated. Words can never express how grateful we are for the generosity shown. God bless you."
Despite being born in.Lagos, 30-year-old Obi has the love of his people at heart and would spare nothing to make their lives worth living.
He has played most of his club football in Italy, and haa been capped 17 times by Nigeria since 2011.
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