Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Sunday Dare has donated the
sum of N50,000 to the family of the late Ali Jeje, who captained
Nigeria at the U-20 level .
Ali Jeje (pictured below introducing his teammates) captained Nigeria to
win her first Under-20 African Championship in 1983 and also was
captain when Nigeria played in her first FIFA tournament at the Under-20
World Championship in 1983.
Ali Jeje died of an ailment in Jos some years ago and his family have
reportedly been suffering economic hardship since he passed away. On
Thursday, the sports minister sent various food items and the sum of
fifty thousand naira (N50,000) to the mother of the former Nigeria
The cash and items were presented to Ali’s mother on behalf of the
Minister by journalist Yemi kosoko and former Super Eagles footballers
Sam Pam Jr., Salisu Nakande and Sani Adamu.
In line with promises made to the mothers of Rashidi Yekini, Samuel
Okwaraji and Sunday Bada, the Minister also promised to pay the mother a
monthly stipend to ease her challenges
“May God bless the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare and the government for
remembering me. That means my son did not labor in vain. God will reward
the Minister for his kindness,” An elated Hajia Ali said. She also
expressed her joy that the gits came at the Holy Month of Ramadan.