Tornadoes Visits Ex Golden Eaglets Player Who Suffered Career Ending Auto Crash 13 Years Ago, Donates Food Items, Cash

Tornadoes Visits Ex Golden Eaglets Player Who Suffered Career Ending Auto Crash 13 Years Ago, Donates Food Items, Cash

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By Alhassan Mohammed

Niger Tornadoes Football Club of Minna have paid a visit to the family home of its former player and ex Junior International Joshua Daniel who resides in Kaduna.

The versatile defender who often played on the right full back position and served the Ikon Allah Boys meritoriously before the infamous and career ending accident, while traveling to Kaduna for an holiday in 2009.

In a press statement, Media Officee of the club, Mr Alhassan Kutigi noted that Joshua Daniel was part of the late Yemi Tella’s victorious U-17 Golden Eaglets team that won the 2007 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and had since resigned to fate for survival since losing his means of livelihood through football.

Delivering his speech, the leader of the delegation and Team Manager of Niger Tornadoes FC, Aliyu Mohammad said, “We now play our home matches in Kaduna that is why we have decided to come, not just as a team, but family.

Joshua was our player when the accident happened and there is no way your contributions as a player of Niger Tornadoes can be forgotten. This is not a time for long speech, but know that, we still appreciate your contributions as a player who played with his heart and always gave 100% in every match. Please accept this token from us as a team and family.

Johuas’ Mother, Mrs Asabe Daniel who was filled with tears, bears her mind on the surprise visit. “My tears are tears of joy, because my joy knows no bounds. I thought Niger Tornadoes had forgotten my son, but today, I know I was wrong. Today people will know that Joshua is not forgotten. With all you’ve brought for us and Joshua, we are grateful on behalf of my family. God will reward you for this kindness you’ve shown Joshua. May such misfortune not happen to you and members of your family. My sincere appreciation goes Coach Abubakar Bala and Team Manager, the players and others.

The player (Joshua Daniel) overjoyed, summed up his feelings thus; “I don’t know what to say because this is a very big surprise to me. Thank you very much. God will replenish you in a million fold and grant your heart desires. I’m very grateful.

Tornadoes players were visibly dejected, eyes filled with tears, seeing a senior colleague who had distinguished himself in the service of the club and nation.

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