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Sports News of Friday, 5 August 2022


Musa sends N500K to former 56-year-old Olympian spotted filling potholes in Lagos

Photo used to illustrate the story via Sports Brief Photo used to illustrate the story via Sports Brief

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa came to the aid of Bassey Etim, who was spotted filling potholes in the Ajah axis of Lagos.

In a viral clip on social media, the former Nigerian weightlifter was spotted filling the potholes at a section of the Ado-Badore road in Lagos.

Musa swiftly reached out to the 56-year-old Olympian.

Etim claims he was neglected by Nigeria after he sustained an injury during the 1984 Olympic Games.

Speaking with music artiste Oc_Cares, Etim, who hails from Cross River said: “I sustained an injury, and when I came back, Nigeria refused to take care of my injury, so I had to use my life savings to go back to America in September 1985 to take care of the injury.

“But I still come out to volunteer myself to give back to my country. People are saying, ‘why should you do that? They didn’t take care of you'.”

In a chat with Sports Brief, the most-capped Super Eagles player Ahmed Musa confirmed that he sent the 1982 Commonwealth gold medalist half a million Naira. “I just finished speaking with him now. I sent him N500,000.”