The Mother of the late captain of the Flying Eagles, Ali Jeje Ibrahim, Hajia Khadija Inuwa Ali yesterday became the latest beneficiary of the palliatives being extended to mothers of former National team players and athletes when she was given cash, food items and provisions at her Jos residence.
The Minister who was represented by former international Sam Pam Adamu Jr. said the gesture to Ali Jeje’s aged mother was to appreciate the immense contributions of her son to the development of Nigerian Football.
An elated Hajia Ali said she was surprised that the Minister could remember her years after the demise of her son. She expressed delight that the gesture came at the right time during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
“May God bless the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare and the government for remembering me. That means my son did not labour in vain. God will reward the Minister for his kindness,” Hajia Ali concluded.
Ali Jeje captained Nigeria to the World Youth Championship in Mexico in 1983, after leading the team to win the Africa Youth Championship in the same year.
Jeje who died on December 12, 2007 following a brief illness, played club football for Mighty Jets of Jos and Abiola Babes of Abeokuta.