In a remarkable celebration of altruism and benevolence, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi was elated to secure the coveted ‘Philanthropic Endeavour: Community Action’ Award at the recently concluded Best of African Awards (BOA). The accolade, presented at the BOA, distinguishes organizations or initiatives that have left an indelible mark on the community, exemplifying a commitment to social causes in the past year.
The gala event, dedicated to honoring and applauding the philanthropic pursuits of African football luminaries, was graced by a constellation of stars. Iwobi, set to play a pivotal role in Arsenal’s forthcoming UEFA Europa League clash against Atletico Madrid, emerged as the worthy recipient of the distinguished award, affirming his dedication to community engagement and humanitarian efforts.
Reflecting on the prestigious occasion, Iwobi shared his gratitude on social media, underscoring the significance of the evening. “Great night at the Best of Africa Awards. Blessed to have my family and friends there with me,” expressed the 21-year-old football prodigy beneath a series of pictures posted on his Instagram account.
The event, attended by notable figures such as Yannick Bolasie, Christian Atsu, Wilfred Zaha, Sebastien Bassong, and N’Golo Kante, underscored the collective commitment of African football stars towards societal betterment. Despite Iwobi’s modest goal-scoring record of two goals in 35 appearances for Arsenal, his impact extends far beyond the football pitch, resonating with the spirit of the ‘Philanthropic Endeavour: Community Action’ Award.