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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

D’Tigress, Evelyn Akhator

Second Captain of the national women basketball team, D’Tigress, Evelyn Akhator, has dragged some of her colleagues to a project that will provide food for low-income earners, starting with those in Lagos.

Akhator, through her ‘Benny A Foundation, says the charity initiative will provide and contribute significantly to the lives of Nigerians on the receiving end of the harsh economic climate, adding that it will provide relief items, including convenience food, beverages and groceries distributed to individuals and residents in Lagos State.

The project kicked off with a food drive that had such celebrities as Nigeria’s Beach Soccer Star Abu Azeez, Super Falcons defender, Onome Ebi, and entertainment entrepreneur, Ubi Franklin, helping to galvanise support for the recipients.

Akhator explains that the ‘Benny A Foundation’ comprises community service and charity, with a focus on the anti-girl/child trafficking, community service to create awareness for road accidents prevention and creating basketball camps to give back to young women hopeful.

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Akhator revealed: " The foundation was named after my late mother, who died from a tragic road accident. The initiative was birthed to reward my mother’s doggedness and commitment towards the fruition of my basketball career.

" Benny A Foundation will continue in its stead to extend support to individuals across the country.”

Akhator who currently plays as a forward for Flammes Carolo Power Forward, played football and participated in athletics before finally settling for Basketball and has since grown into one of Nigeria’s finest player and has played in United States, Russia, Turkey, Spain, and now France

The two-time Afro-basket winner, co-captained D’Tigress to its first Women’s World Cup, and will represent Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics coming up in 2021.

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