Karim Adeyemi lends his support to children on trip to Nigeria

Borussia Dortmund’s Karim Adeyemi was amongst those in attendance on Monday as Adeyemi FC, a team representing the striker’s charity, the Karim Adeyemi Foundation, played a fundraising match against the Shooting Stars of the Nigeria Premier Football League at the 10,000 capacity Olubadan Stadium in Ibadan, Nigeria.

The 20-year-old Germany international whose father is from Nigeria and is on a family visit to Ibadan was at the event to lend his support to the charity foundation, which was set up by Adeyemi last year to provide support for the underprivileged in his father’s Yoroba region including intervention to support neglected children, education and football projects.

Speaking to Vanguard newspaper, Karim Adeyemi Foundation CEO Olaolu Adedayo commented: “What we have here today is the football aspect of what we are trying to do. We have a football club, Adeyemi FC, that is professionally registered with Oyo FA and NFF (Nigerian Football Federation), Karim is the face of the foundation is on a private visit to his place of origin.”

The Dortmund striker, who has been sidelined for part of the season but scored on his debut against 1860 Munich in the DFB Pokal in July, was seen greeting fans and signing autographs and also presented the trophy at the exhibition match.

Adeyemi will be travelling next week to the Spanish resort of Marbella for BVB’s winter training camp which will include two friendly matches against Fortuna Dusseldorf (10/1) and FC Basel (13/1).

GGFN | Ben McFadyean

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