Legend; Joey Ndo to auction off three precious medals for Gary O’Neill fund
Less than 24 hours after claiming it, Sligo Rovers’ Joey Ndo is auctioning off his FAI Ford Cup winners medal, and two international honours, to raise money for Gary O’Neill.
Joey Ndo is a bona fide League of Ireland legend. Since arriving at St Pat’s a decade ago, the attacker has played for Shels, Shamrock Rovers and Bohs before moving west to Sligo in 2010.
Since then he has helped the Bit o’ Red to a league title in 2012 and three FAI Cups, most recently yesterday at Aviva Stadium in dramatic fashion over Drogheda.
And today, in a wonderful gesture for a colleague in need, Ndo has announced that he is auctioning off three of his most precious medals to help Drogheda’s Gary O’Neill, who is battling cancer at the moment.
The PFAI tweeted this picture, showing the medals Ndo is putting up for sale, which are his World Cup 2002 participation medal, his African Cup of Nations Winner medal from the same year and his Cup final medal from yesterday.
The 3 medals are,WC 02 participation, African Nations Cup winner 02 & FAI Cup winner 2013 #legend pic.twitter.com/nH2MSC1Hqd
— PFAI (@PFAIOfficial) November 4, 2013
To give away those medals is an incredible gesture by Ndo, and one that shows just what a sound fella he is and what Gary O'Neill's battle means to the football community in Ireland.
As soon as we get more details on the auction we will add them in here but if you want to help Gary right now, maybe buy the calendar the PFAI have put together, as all monies raised by that go to him.