Fanendo Adi, a former Nigeria junior international forward, has donated 2000 10kg bags of rice to the Benue State Government for distribution to the needy indigenes of the north-central State of Nigeria, to cushion the harsh effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Completesports.com reports.
Adi’s donation was received by the Benue State deputy governor on behalf of the Executive Governor, Samuel Orton.
Adi who currently plays for Major League Soccer (MLS) side, Columbus Crew SC, said it was his widow’s might to help ease the hardship which the Coronovirus Pandemic has brought on the citizens.
“It’s indeed my humble pleasure to help these masses of Venue State in this very challenging period”, said 29-year-old forward.
“We all know that what’s happening now is due to no fault of the people, and to be in a position to help is very fulfilling.
“I thank God for His blessing for me to be able to help and I know this food item will surely get to the targeted vulnerable in the state.”
The Columbus Crew forward also tweeted on his Twitter handle: “I and my family are honored and privileged to donate 2000 10kg bags of rice to @benuestategovt , during this difficult times for the vulnerable, Thanks.”
In 2017, Adi went into the MLS record books as the league’s all time top scorer with 46 goals. He was on the payroll of Portland Timbers at the time.
Adi stressed it would be a ‘great honour’ for him to be part of the Super Eagles set up.
He was called up to the senior national team in March 2016 preparatory to the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Egypt, but he wasn’t selected for the game.
He believes that his current form for his club is good enough to earn him a recall to the Super Eagles.
In 2011, Adi was twice called up to Nigeria’s U23 Olympic Eagles squad.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.