L-R: Ahmed Musa and Bassey ‘Iron Bar’ Etim

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has offered to assist Nigerian Olympian Bassey Etim who was spotted around the Ajah axis of Lagos, filling potholes. Nicknamed ‘Iron bar’, the former weightlifter was spotted at a failed section of the road along the Ado/Badore road in Lagos.

 

Nigerian music star Oc Cares disclosed how he observed the ‘social worker on the streets for some time, prompting him to reach out.

 

Etim, who won a gold medal at the 1983 Commonwealth Games in Malta, stated that he suffered an injury while representing Nigeria at the 1984 Olympic Games.

 

Etim, 56, stated that he had to spend his life savings for his treatment, claiming he was abandoned by Nigeria.

 

The Cross River state born said: “I sustained an injury, and when I came back, Nigeria refused to take care of my injury, so I had to use my life savings to go back to America in September 1985 to take care of the injury.

 

“But I still come out to volunteer myself to give back to my country. “People are saying, ‘why should you do that? They didn’t take care of you’.

 

The clip, which has since gone viral on the internet, attracted Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa, who requested his contact.

 

The Fatih Karagumruk forward wrote: “How can I get to him pls”.

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