By John Egbokhan
A former Davis Cup member, Sadik Abdullahi has joined the partnership train of the Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation, a charity-based organisation formed by former Eagles midfielder Paul Okoku.
Speaking on his resolve to help promote the ideals and objectives of the foundation, Abdullahi, who recently returned to Nigeria from the United States of America, where he had stayed after his illustrious tennis career, said that he was moved to partner with Okoku because of the need to touch the lives of less-privileged children in the society.
“I am happy to disclose that I am going to be partnering with the Greater Tomorrow Children Foundation to help the less-privileged ones, especially children in our society. I am going to make myself available at the functions of the foundation and also make sure that corporate Nigeria gives us the support we need to help those in dire need of help.
“I am in the process of registering my tennis foundation and when that is done, we will collaborate with Greater Tomorrow foundation to ensure that kids with interest to play tennis get the best training and grooming to excel in this beloved sport”, added Abdullahi.
While describing Okoku as person with a kind heart, Abdullahi said that the GTCF “is a worthy cause to partner with and I enjoin all Nigerians to support this foundation so that it can meet the needs of less-privileged Nigerians”.
The former tennis star said that he was bringing credibility to the table, noting that “by partnering with Okoku, I am making a strong statement that we ex-internationals have so much to offer back to the society that made us and we cannot relent until we torch the lives of ordinary Nigerians”.