Hull City right wing-back Moses Odubanjo has been named a special Ambassador for the famous NGO Malaria No More UK.
The 23-year-old who has represented England at Under-19 level is eligible to play for the Super Eagles if he desires as he is yet to be capped by the Three Lions.
Odubanjo recalled an ugly emotion when his mother lost the fight for her fight after a battle with malaria – a sickness that affects almost half of the world’s population and over 800 children die each day from it.
The NGO welcomed the Nigerian born star with a message on their official twitter handle: “Today we’re thrilled to welcome @Moses_28 as a new Malaria No More UK Special Ambassador!”
A delighted Odubanjo said: “I was 13 when I lost my mum to malaria. I turned my grief into motivation to become a professional footballer and a better person.
“I am privilege to be on the team to make malaria no more.”
Odubanjo is currently on Hull City’s treatment table after a horrible injury before the start of the new premier league season.