Okocha, Pires, Campbell for Attom Charity tourney


Four ex-Gunners stars, Nwankwo Kanu, Robert Pires, Emmanuel Ebuoe and Sol Campbell top the list of football legends billed to grace the maiden edition of Attom Charity Champions Cup billed to on Saturday (today) at the MKO Abiola Stadium.

The Charity Champions Cup, an initiative of the Attom Foundation aims to raise funds and awareness to help at least 10,000 Nigerians, particularly the elderly, address vision problems caused by refractive errors, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
Other legends billed for the charity match include Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha, Mark Fish from South Africa and Brazil’s Dida
Speaking with journalists at a press briefing at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja ahead of Saturday’s spectacle in Abuja, Eboue said, “We are here to make people happy.
“Some people see us on television but they have never seen us in real life. We are here to tell them we are here. We want them to come to the stadium tomorrow (Saturday) and see us. It’s good to meet them. I’m here with my brothers to make people happy so please tell them to come tomorrow and they will see us.”
Apart from the foreign stars, a long list of past and present Eagles players are also on board to contribute their quota to the laudable initiative.
Those in town include Kenneth Omeruo, Samuel Chukwueze, Kelechi Iheancaho, Joseph Yobo, Vincent Enyeama, Wilfred Ndidi, Chidozie Awaziem and a host of others.
Also speaking at Friday’s media parley, Omeruo commended the organisers for their drive to give back to the society while also calling on fans and to come out and cheer up their stars.
Omeruo said,”This is a very important day for Nigeria and also for my brother and friend. He (Attom) is someone that has always supported people and when they mentioned this to me a long time ago, I saw it as a very important because I as a person, I’m concerned about doing something for the blind because there are couple of them my foundation contributes to.”
Joining the football superstars for action are some of the country’s celebrity like AY Makun, Mr Macaroni, Kaffy, Shaggy, Brain Jotter and many more.