Highly rated Nigerian MLS Striker, Fanendo Adi on Wednesday brought smiles to the Government and people of Benue has he donated bags of rice worth N10 million to the state.
The Columbus Crew SC striker who hails from Benue State made the donations to the Government at a meeting led by the State Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu through his father, Mr Chris Adi and a few other members of his family.
“I and my family are very honored and privileged to be able to give back to our people. Thank God for his many blessings, I am happy to say we just donated 2000 bags of rice worth 10 million Naira to the Benue state Government for the vulnerable among us”.
“It is my desire and hope that this food item get to the people, because that will be my absolute joy. Thank you to his Excellency Deputy Gov Engr B Abounu for receiving these donations on behalf of the state. Thank you to my Daddy Chris Adi, daddy Prof M Jibo and mummy D Jibo, Mr T Anyo and my wonderful sister Mrs M Anyo, my brother Hemen, for all the effort in making this day fruitful, may God bless you all and may God bless the people of Benue state Nigeria”, the striker prayed from his base in the US.
Fanendo Adi, now 29 years of age, first received an invitation to play for the national U-23 team in 2011 and he scored 3 goals in 2 matches. The former AS Trenčín of Slovakia hitman also got invited to the Super Eagles to take on Egypt in an AFCON qualifiers but sat out the match in March 2017.
The Lagos born striker won the MLS Cup in 2015 with Portland Timbers.
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