PHOTOS: Joseph Yobo donates to charities

The Nigeria captain spent time with kids at an orphanage in Lagos last weekend where he donated money and other items for the upkeep of the inmates

By Lolade Adewuyi | Chief Editor

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo spent time doing charity work last weekend before joining up with the Super Eagles ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The Fenerbahce defender visited the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice in Surulere as well as the House of Mercy, Ebute Metta and the Fair Life Foundation in Lekki.

At the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, he was welcomed and shown around by Mrs Laja Adedoyin who founded the centre in 2003 to cater for abandoned orphans and children with cerebral palsy.

"I was touched with the conditions of the kids. It is sad to know that some of them will die. I am happy to have put a smile on their faces and given them hope to survive. I could have been like any of them but for God's mercy," Yobo said after the visit.

Yobo will lead the Super Eagles at the Afcon which begins on January 19. Nigeria are drawn in Group C alongside Zambia, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. The Eagles will begin their campaign against Burkina Faso on January 21 in Nelspruit.

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