Emmanuel Emenike has again displayed his generosity by giving away $50,000 (about 8.5million Naira) worth of rice to widows and orphans in local governments across Imo and Anambra States for Christmas.
The former Spartak Moscow striker, who spent close to $60,000 last year while giving out to widows, orphans and the less privileged in the eastern zone of Nigeria, has mandated his family to distribute over 900 bags of rice to some local government areas in Imo and Anambra States as part of his annual charity work.
Apart from the donation, a football match will be played in Anambra State to honour the Super Eagles star.
According to a source close to Emenike’s older brother Ebuka, 550 bags of rice have been taken to Imo State, while Otuocha (in Anambra State) will have 300 bags with other undisclosed items.
“This is what Emenike has been doing since he moved to Europe, people enjoy this period with him, he gives back to the society. He organises football match for the grassroots players with big prizes involved,” the source disclosed to African Football WEBSITE.
“Right now, he’s in Turkey but preparations to distribute the items are ongoing, and on his return he will visit the motherless home and other charity organisation in Lagos and Abuja.”
The Fenerbahce of Turkey striker has been consistent in giving out to the less priviledged and widows in Eastern Nigeria, distributing bags of rice, exercise books and textile materials as well as cash.
The Otuocha-born goal poacher, who visited some motherless homes in Lagos last year, still hopes to expand his charity to other states in the country.