Karim Adeyemi: Victor Osimhen’s girlfriend in awe of German striker who snubbed Super Eagles

Stefanie Ladewig has taken to social media to laud Karim Adeyemi's contributions in Nigeria | Credits: Instagram

Karim Adeyemi: Victor Osimhen’s girlfriend in awe of German striker who snubbed Super Eagles

David Ben 10:24 - 05.01.2024

Stefanie Ladewig has taken to social media to laud the efforts of the Borussia Dortmund striker of Nigerian descent.

Victor Osimhen's Cameroonian girlfriend, Stefanie Ladewig, has taken to social media to express her admiration for German footballer Karim Adeyemi.

Adeyemi who currently represents the German national team is now making significant contributions to grassroots football in Nigeria.

Stefanie Ladewig: Karim Adeyemi's remarkable project in Nigeria lauded by Osimhen's girlfriend

Stefanie Ladewig
Victor Osimhen's girlfriend Stefanie Ladewig | Credit: Instagram

Adeyemi, the Borussia Dortmund forward of Nigerian descent, declined the chance to represent the Super Eagles, who are gearing up for the AFCON 2023 in Cote d'Ivoire. 

However, Adeyemi has shown immense support for his father's home country by establishing a football academy in Ibadan, Oyo State. 

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Karim Adeyemi constantly visits Nigeria to invest in local football | Credit: Instagram

Osimhen's girlfriend, Stefanie Ladewig, shared her delight on Instagram, captioning a post about Adeyemi's project with the words, 'This is Beautiful.'

Stefanie Kim Ladewig
Stefanie Kim Ladewig | Credit: Ig story @kimstefaniie

Last week Adeyemi recalled his heartwarming journey to starting up his foundation to help grassroots football in Nigeria.

He posted pictures on his Instagram page with more than 1.2 million followers as he wrote:

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Karim Adeyemi | Credit: Instagram

"At the age of ten, I visited my father’s hometown, Ibadan in Nigeria, for the first time. The connection to the country and its vibrant culture was immediate, and one of my fondest memories was spending time with my extended family, relishing in the joy of playing football on the bustling streets of Ibadan. It was during those formative years that I made a solemn promise to my father: I wanted to contribute and uplift the people of Nigeria. 

"In 2019, that promise manifested as Karim Adeyemi Foundation, a platform designed alongside my family to catalyze change within underserved communities. 

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Borussia Dortmund forward of Nigerian descent Karim Adeyemi | Credit: Instagram

"Our mission was clear: to empower local youths through education, empowerment and football development. Utilizing an engaging football concept and guided by our credo, EveryfaceDeserveASmile, we aimed to nurture their dreams. Recently, I had the privilege of returning to Nigeria, this time accompanied by my club, Borussia Dortmund @bvb09. 

"With the unwavering support of BVB, Karim Adeyemi Foundation achieved a significant milestone: the commissioning of a water project that now provides clean, drinkable water to 20,000 people within the community—a sight that brought smiles to every face.

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Karim Adeyemi's foundation has made an immense contribution to grassroots football in Nigeria | Credit: Instagram

" In this short period, we’ve also empowered thousands of youths with tech skills training and supported selected students with scholarships. Your support is invaluable in helping us achieve more. Every smile we bring forth fills us with immeasurable gratitude.

"With appreciation, Karim."

Contributions to Maracana Stadium transformation highlight Adeyemi's dedication to Grassroots football in Nigeria

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Karim Adeyemi is one of the most talented youngsters in the world|DORTMUND IMAGE

Adeyemi's commitment to grassroots football in Nigeria is further exemplified by his involvement in the transformation of the Maracana Stadium in the Ajegunle area of Lagos State. 

Collaborating with the Nathaniel Idowu Foundation, Adeyemi, alongside Super Eagles and Leicester FC midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, has played a pivotal role in turning dreams into a reality.

Karim Adeyemi's foundation
Karim Adeyemi's foundation has made an immense contribution to grassroots football in Nigeria | Credit: Instagram

The Maracana project, initiated by the Nathaniel Idowu Foundation, stands as a testament to the vision of creating a state-of-the-art sports complex in Ajegunle.

 This project includes the construction of two residential buildings, named after Adeyemi and Ndidi, equipped with 96 fully air-conditioned beds, 24-hour power supply, solar backup, treated water facilities, and top-notch shower and changing rooms.

Karim Adeyemi's philanthropic efforts alongside Ndidi have made a significant impact on grassroots football in Nigeria, fostering a positive environment for aspiring young talents.