By Kayode Ogundare @kaybaba99
Erstwhile Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has contributed an undisclosed amount of money to save ailing Ayokunle Jaiyeola who’s in need of a kidney transplant.
The 37-year old Jaiyeola requires about N10million naira for a transplant and his friends are organising a GoFundMe campaign to raise the money.
They are also doing a sensitization campaign on social media targeting celebrities and tagged Ighalo’s Twitter handle.
Never one to shy away from a worthy humanitarian cause, the China-based star requested for Jaiyeola’s account details to donate.
Send his account
— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) July 30, 2019
And not quite long afterwards, he confirmed that he’d sent his own contribution to the medical fund.
— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) July 31, 2019
The team acknowledged receipt of the donation and profusely thanked Ighalo for his prompt response and assistance.
Ighalo is not a stranger to philanthropy and humanitarian gestures.
He singlehandedly built and runs the Odion Ighalo Orphanage in Lagos which caters to orphans.
The 30-year old who recently announced his retirement from international football was highest goalscorer at the 2019 AFCON with five goals.