Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation kicks off footballer-focused medical outreach

Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation kicks off footballer-focused medical outreach

  • The Rasheedat Ajibade Foundation kicked off a medical outreach program, in partnership with The Balm InfusClinic, with a unique focus on educating footballers about essential life-saving techniques.
  • The inaugural program unfolded in two sessions: the first was held with FC Robo Queens, while the second had Ighalo Football Academy in attendance in Lagos, Nigeria. 

The program, designed to impart knowledge on CPR, basic first aid, and critical life-saving skills tailored for athletes, kicked off with the dedicated participation of FC Robo Queens' players and staff.

The attendees received hands-on training, complemented by the presentation of a medical self-guide manual. Additionally, the club was presented with a First Aid kit, a timely provision ahead of their upcoming season.

A week later, Ighalo Football Academy went through a similar comprehensive learning experience. 

Atletico Madrid star, Rasheedat Ajibade, who launched the foundation last month, envisioned it as a platform to empower and inspire Nigerian youths. After announcing the establishment via her social media handle, she has swiftly translated her commitment into action.

The 23-year-old football sensation, a pivotal force in Atletico de Madrid's successful La Liga F campaign this season, has further cemented her status as a key player for the Super Falcons in recent weeks.

Ajibade displayed her goal-scoring ability in both legs of Nigeria's clash with Ethiopia during the 2024 Olympics qualifiers in October.

Adding another feather to her cap, Ajibade played a decisive role in securing Nigeria's spot in the upcoming CAF Women Africa Cup of Nations. She netted the winning goal on Tuesday as Nigeria triumphed [2-1] over Cape Verde to clinch the qualification ticket for the prestigious tournament to be held in Morocco next year.

Ajibade's multifaceted contributions on and off the field underscore her commitment to both athletic excellence and community empowerment.

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