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Ekong is thankful for God’s faithfulness – NFF Board Member


Akanimo Kufre

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Board Member, Hon. Obong Nse Essien has recognized the numerous impact of Troost Ekong Foundation lunch and call on football lover to join in celebration of Ekongs gratitude to God.

“Troost Ekong Foundation is all about appreciating God’s faithfulness by giving back to the society. The foundation aims at giving out scholarships to the young ones, it will also encourage those he will develop their sporting talents to do so while combining sports with education.

According to the event organizers, 30-year-old Super Eagles captain, William Troost-Ekong, has donated his future allowances and match bonuses to support the sports Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization with a core mandate to make a direct impact by improving local schools and orphanages, with a long term plan to build sports facility in Akwa Ibom for promising talents.

“An educated sportsman will be able to hold his or her own at any point in time. We as a people are happy with Ekong and we are proud to identify with his achievements. I am using this opportunity to call on other professionals and those who are well to do in the society to always think about the less privileged.” Hon. Essien who is the boss of FC One Rocket complemented Ekong’s pioneering idea.

“Let me use this opportunity to also thank people like Kanu Nwankwo, Emmanuel Emenike, Odiong Igalo, Ahmed Musa and others who have used their resources to affect the society positively and I am glad to see my own Troost Ekong following these lofty examples . God bless his endeavors”

A Charity Football match would be played on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the Nest of Champions, Uyo by 4pm to formally launch the Foundation.
The match will feature lots of ex-internationals, current Super Eagles players, some foreign players and friends of Troost Ekong in the entertainment industry. Some football stars ready for the event includes Stanley Nwabali, Calvin Bassey, Daniel Amokachi and Kano Nwankwo.

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