Nigerian Football Star and Humanitarian Obafemi Martins Finds Time to Help Others

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Nigerian footballer who plays for Shanghai Greenland is known for his outstanding pace, mobility, and athleticism as a footballer, striking power, and his strength – he is also known for his humanitarian and philanthropic work.

Ahead of the Flower of Shanghai visit to Henan Jianye, Obafemi Martins extended his philanthropic gesture to students in China by donating reading materials through his foundation, Obafemi Martins foundation.

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He showed his commitment to promoting literacy by distributing books to develop reading skills of students in Yunnan, a province in the southwestern China.

The 32-year-old attacker has scored twice in three games for the Gus Poyet’s side in the Chinese Super League this season.

A dedicated philanthropist, he also donates wheelchairs, crutches and other supplies for those in need.  In this video below he shows us hundreds of boxes of supplies and says, “Next Stop Nigeria”

Next stop Nigeria 💪🏿

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The Obafemi Martins Foundation was established by professional footballer Obafemi Martins in 2016. The mission of the foundation is simple: to empower those in Nigeria facing unique challenges as a result of physical disability by providing state of the art medical equipment. The power and value of philanthropy was instilled in Obafemi Martins from a very young age by his parents who taught him nothing is guaranteed to him.


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