Nigerian children benefit from Albion kit donation

Playing and training kit donated by the club is being used by hundreds of children across Africa.

By Bruce Talbot • 21 April 2020

Albion kit was donated to schools in two states in Nigeria

Donations have been made to projects in seven African countries including Nigeria, where shirts and training tops have been distributed to schools in the rural districts of Ogun and Oyu.

One of the recipients was 15-year-old Favour Irinen who wrote:

“It was a nice and very wonderful gesture that Brighton and Hove Albion executed through supplying sport wears to children that need it the most.

“For the children to collect the sport wears was like a once in a lifetime opportunity - rarely do they receive gifts like this.

“Out of the whole population of Nigeria, 75% are poor and find it hard to uphold a great quality of life.

"Brighton and Hove Albion did a very wonderful job by giving to those children in need. The children that received these gifts have been greatly blessed and are really happy to use what they were given.

“The states visited in Nigeria were Oyo and Ogun. The children given jerseys also had the opportunity of learning how to play football, through which some talent was found! The skill and training they acquired would help them in the future as some of these children want to become footballers. Due to the lack of training their dreams started dying out, but with the help of Brighton and Hove Albion they may be able to fulfill their dreams.

On behalf of the children, I would like to say a big thank you to Brighton and Hove Albion.”

Look out for more stories of where kit donated by the club is being used throughout Africa on our official website.