Fanendo Adi, a former international junior striker from Nigeria, donated 2000 10 kg sacks of rice to the Benue State government for distribution to the needy indigenous peoples of northern Nigeria, to cushion the severe effect of the coronavirus pandemic, Completesports.com reports.
Adi's donation was received by the deputy governor of Benue State on behalf of the executive governor, Samuel Orton.
Adi, who currently plays for the Major League Soccer (MLS) team, Columbus Crew SC, said the strength of his widow could help ease the difficulties that the coronovirus pandemic has brought to citizens.
"It is really my humble pleasure to help these masses of the Venue State in this very challenging period," said the 29-year-old.
“We all know that what is happening now is not the people's fault, and being in a position to help is very rewarding.
"I thank God for His blessing to be able to help and I know that this item of food will certainly reach vulnerable targets in the state."
The Columbus Crew striker also tweeted on his Twitter: "My family and I are honored and privileged to donate 2000 bags of 10 kg of rice to @benuestategovt, during these difficult times for the vulnerable, thank you."
In 2017, Adi entered the MLS record book as the greatest scorer of all time in the league, with 46 goals. He was on the Portland Timbers payroll at the time.
Adi emphasized that it would be a "great honor" to be part of the Super Eagles.
He was drafted into the senior national team in March 2016 and prepared for the 2017 AFCON tie against Egypt, but was not selected for the game.
He believes his current form for the club is good enough to make him remembered by the Super Eagles.
In 2011, Adi was called up twice for Nigeria's under-23 Olympic team.
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