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Ex-Super Eagles Captain Donates Palliatives To Tackle Covid-19

By Ibrahim Taiwo , The Nigerian Voice Sports
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John Obi Mikel has joined a host of sportsmen and celebrities in donating palliatives to the vulnerables.

The 2013 AFCON winner is also playing a role in helping the less privileged in Nigeria to survive the effects of Coronavirus.

The malady, Covid-19, has ravaged strongest of countries in the world with Nigeria amongst the countries where the disease is wrecking more havioc. In order to help the poorest of households in Nigeria in this period of pandemic, former Nigeria captain, John Obi Mikel has distributed 1800 crates of eggs to vulnerable households in Nigeria.

Nigeria currently has confirmed more than 442 cases of Covid-19 as of Friday with 13 deaths recorded and 152 recoveries made.

The Ex-Super Eagles star wrote on his verified Instagram account "Helping people to survive in these difficult times my team today distributed 1800 cases of fresh eggs to some of the poorest areas in Nigeria close to the farm. Let’s all try and help one another in this global crisis in anyway possible."

The former Chelsea and Trabzonspor midfielder is the latest sports personality to render help to fellow African citizens after Ivory Coast and Crystal Palace winger, Wilfried Zaha who offered food items, soap and clothes worth over £60,000 to the people of Ivory Coast.

And former Arsenal forward, Danny Welbeck who also donated relief packages worth £10,000 to his mother's community in Ghana.

Mikel called time on his football career with the Super Eagles immediately after the 2019 African Cup Of Nations in Egypt having played 88 matches and scored 6 goals for the Nigerian National Team