A member of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup winning squad, Daniel Joshua, has cried out for help following an auto crash seven years ago which abruptly ended his playing career and landed him on a wheelchair.
“I was involved in an accident along Minna road on December 12, 2008 on my way to the Flying Eagles camp. Since then I’ve written letter to the NFF and the sports ministry without response. I’ve been left on my own,’’ bemoaned Daniel in an exclusive chat with Nigerian Pilot Sports.
Joshua was a part of the victorious Under-17 side handled by the late Yemi Tella that won the World Cup in Korea 2007. He was recognised for his efforts and called to the Under-20 camp in 2008.
Nigerian Pilot Sports gathered that while on his way to honour invitation to the Under-20 camp, Daniel was involved in a car crash along Minna road. As the story goes, he was abandoned by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and has been on wheelchair ever since.
Now Daniel says he needs support from spirited members of the public to get back on his feet. Nigerians with the means should help Daniel. Here’s his phone number: 0809-420-8331
Daniel Joshua deserves better than this from his country. He is an indigene of Kaduna State from Nok in Jaba Local Government. His dad is a retired soldier, Wo Joshua Salihu. He died May last year.
Daniel presently resides in Turaki Street, Angwan Romi in Kaduna.

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