It is no longer news that Cancer has become a huge burden on our nation Nigeria, ravaging and killing thousands of people every year.
On a mission to fight the disease, Medicaid cancer foundation chooses football as a uniting language to fight against cancer. The foundation has created awareness and raised funds using football since 2017. The program has the support of the NFF, NPFLM, current and retired football legends.
The awareness continues this year using one of the most prestigious stage of the world- the FIFA World Cup. The Foundation had produced and sponsored the first Nigerian cancer ambassador to Russia 2018 via a challenged tagged MCF2RUSSIA.
The #MCF2RUSSIACOMPETITION thus started from the 14th-27th of May 2018 with over 23, 682 views.
The MCF2Russia took two stages: The first stage was simply to upload a 1min video of competitor singing the Nigerian National anthem on social media pages. Three favourites emerged. They were — Hauwa Karma, Isaac Femi , and Mercy Inem.
Isaac Femi, a 23-year-old media analyst from Lagos eventually clinched the trip after each top three finalists gave an account of how best they would increase cancer awareness in Russia whilst supporting the Super Eagles. The winner was picked by two judges Professor Sani Mallami, President of the Nigerian Cancer Society and Mr. Ayo Olu Inidapo, media strategist of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The finalist will enjoy the following all-expense paid trip to Russia which includes:
● Flight tickets from the state capital of Nigeria, Abuja to Russia.
● Football tickets to ALL THREE Super Eagles group matches.
● Scheduled ground transportation, accommodation, and living.