Nigeria Football Supporters Club chairman Lifts Ailing Former Nigerian International with Cash

Pictures over the weekend emerged showing ex-Nigeria International, Sunday Eboigbe receiving monetary donations at his abode in Benin-City and encomiums have started pouring the way of the donor. can today report that the good samaritan is no other than the chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Rev Samuel Ikpea.

The Lagos based publisher turn philantropist though unable to be physically present to carry out the donation himself due to the travel restrictions imposed by the Federal Government in curtailing the spread of the corona virus, he nonetheless sent a worthy representative in the person of Joseph Isokpehi, a grassroot coach and Journalist of repute based in Benin-City, Edo State.

Sunday Eboigbe who represented Nigeria at both the 1984 and 1988 Africa Cup of Nations, won silver medals on both occassions to complement a worthy club career which took him from New Nigeria Bank of Benin ( NNB ) and Bendel Insurance to the other parts of Nigeria to play for teams like Iwuanyanwu Nationale of Owerri, Elkanemi Warriors of Maiduguri and Abiola Babes of Abeokuta.

A great central defender during his time, Sunday Eboigbe won the WAFU Cup with Bendel Insurance and the Nigerian league with Iwuanyanwu Nationale during a distinguished career spanning between 1980 and 1990.

The 6.6 feet tall defender has been battling with diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. With cash donations from the likes of Rev Ikpea and other well meaning Nigerians, the Edo born retired footballer is expected to be back on his feet in no time.

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