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Mikel donates cash, wheelchairs to para-soccer teams

Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has made a two million cash donation and five wheelchairs to two para-soccer teams in Lagos.

Mikel who recently finished a talent hunt with his Back2Base project , extended his goodwill to the para-soccer teams who were wowed by the gesture of the Chelsea legend. The arrival of Mikel and his team led by Fadekemi Ahmed, CEO and Founder of Avianna & Harvey Entertainments at Ojo Street in the Obalende area of Lagos State, was greeted with wild jubilations as the fans jostled to catch a glimpse of one of Africa’s most-accomplished football stars.

After enjoying the thrilling encounter between the Oyingbo para-soccer team and their Lagos Island counterparts, Mikel rewarded each of the teams with N1m cash donation while he also gave three wheelchairs to the winning team and two to the losing side.

“This is a token to appreciate the unique talents they have and their resilience to be the best at what they do despite being physically challenged,” Mikel said.“I thoroughly enjoyed the game between the two teams and I am happy I can reciprocate by making the players smile also with the donations made.”

The two teams expressed profound gratitude to Mikel even as they described him as a shining example that should be emulated by others.

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