Sports Minister Offers Financial Assistance To Ex Eagles Star Sunday Eboigbe
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The minister of Youth and sports development in line with his commitment to ensuring that the welfare of players in dire need are given assistance, Sunday gave financial lifeline to ailing former Super defender Sunday Eboighe, Bestchoicesports.com.ng reports
Following his outcry in a national paper that he was sick and in need of support, the Minister directed one of his staff Mr. Ogunjimi to reach out Eboigbe and hand over cash gift to assist him. Ogunjimi visited the ex-player in his Benin City abode and handed him the cash gift from the Minister.
According to the Minister’s aide, the gesture would not end with just the cash gift, but the ex-international would be given needed medical assistance. The state of his ailment would be assessed by medics with the aim of giving him proper treatment to be paid for by the Minister.
The Ministry had written to the Nigerian Football Federation to come up with a welfare package that would take care of ex internationals who are either sick or injured.
Dare had extended similar assistance to the mothers of late Rashidi Yekini, Samuel Okwaraji and quarter miler Sunday Bada.