Brigadier General MLD Saraso hosted Super Eagles and Nantes FC forward Moses Simon earlier today in Lagos, Nigeria.
The 25-year-old Nantes Player of the year for 2019/2020 was invited by the Commander to a short ceremony which ended with a novelty match between Little Wonders Football Academy and 36 Lions FC in Lagos.
Moses Simon took part in the friendly game ans gave the assist that helped Little Wonders FC win the game. 3-2 it ended. He extended his philanthropic gesture to both teams as he donated the sum of 100,000 Naira each to them after the game.
Speaking on the invite, Simon thanked Saraso for the honour and described the Nigerian Army General as someone who is keen on fostering a healthy relationship between civilians and military.
He said football which is the number one unifying factor in Nigeria is the surest way to go as Nigeria seek to engage the youths to ease the current problem of tackling insecurity in the country.
“I felt honoured when he asked me to come over and help out in this noble cause. His desire to use sports particularly football to reposition the youths under his area is commendable.”
Speaking further, Simon said “The idea will no doubt play a role in boosting the relationship between the Nigerian Army and the civilian population. That trust will go a long way in helping out in the fight against insecurity. It’s a noble idea. He Concluded.