“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody.” ~ Malcolm Bane.
Super Eagles’ striker, Odion Ighalo, will surely be doing something for somebody. The striker is set to bring joy to some helpless children in his former area of Lagos Nigeria, as his orphanage home is near completion.
The striker who just earned a mega-deal worth around £200,000 a week to Chinese super league side Changchun Yatai, is set to put smiles on children’s face around his former hometown, Ajegunle and take some off the street, bad shelter and poor standard of living
Ighalo’s activities seem to be generating a lot of media attention recently as news of his deadline transfer move to china is still fresh. This time it’s a charity affair rather than business. Odion Ighalo will undoubtedly make more friends this year t
In an interview with Pulsetv last year, the Lagos-born striker says he hopes the orphanage will finally kick off.
The Ajegunle born striker is heavily involved in charity works in the city he grew up in a bid to help and inspire young people.
“I don’t really want to talk too much about it. It is more important to do something rather than talk about it,”
“Since I started playing professionally, I’ve been helping those back home. It is not because I have too much money or millions, but because I know what it is like to have nothing.
“That is why I do that. Hopefully, I can inspire more people to do something for those who are less fortunate.
“I love playing every day, and I just want others to be as happy as I am.”
“I come from a simple background. My mother worked hard for me to be where I am today,” the 26-years-old said.
He further revealed that his choice to play football brought huge disagreements between his parents.
“It even caused some problems between my parents at the time as my father wanted me to go to school and further my studies, but my mother allowed me to play football. Now my father is a proud man and my parents are very happy for what I have achieved,” he revealed.
For the former Watford man, playing in the Premier League has been a long time dream, now accomplished.
“Since I was young, I dreamed of playing in the Premier league. As a child in Nigeria I watched the Premier League on television,” Ighalo said.