The plight of children in different schools across Akwa Ibom has been in the news in the past days following an investigative series by PREMIUM TIMES.
Saturday turned out to be a memorable one for some kids in that part of the country housed at the Mother Charles Walker Children’s Home, Anua in Akwa Ibom as two Super Eagles stars, Leon Balogun and William Troost Ekong, paid a visit.
Brighton new signing, Balogun and Ekong, made varying donations including food items to children ahead of their outing on Monday against Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Super Eagles duo interacted with the kids before they donated the food and household items to the children.
The national team players are expected in Port Harcourt on Saturday ahead of Monday’s friendly against Democratic Republic of Congo in Port Harcourt.
The central defenders presented the items to the children in the presence of their custodians.
“We have come here to join these lovely kids to encourage them that there are many better days ahead,” Balogun said.
“The kids are lovely. They look up to us the Super Eagles stars as role models and it is only right that when we come here we spent some of our time with them and encourage them.”
As part of their mission to give back to society, the “Oyinbo Combo” visited children to encourage the kids and give them material support.
Balogun and Ekong are expected to make the Super Eagles’ 23-man to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter: @tundeyeludini