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Onuoha 'ecstatic' to join CITC's Board of Trustees

Nedum Onuoha says he is ‘absolutely ecstatic’ to have joined City in the Community’s Board of Trustees.

The former City defender, who represented the Club with huge distinction between 2004 and 2012, will now play an integral role in helping to make decisions for CITC and shape its work across Greater Manchester.

Commenting on his new role, Nedum couldn’t disguise his pride and delight, adding that he was eager to play his part in continuing the work of CITC, which this month celebrates its 35th birthday.

“I am absolutely ecstatic to be honest,” said Onuoha. “Given my journey as a person, as a player and having seen City in the Community’s work for many years, it’s perfect.

“Manchester is home to me. City is my club. To hear what their [CITC’s] ambitions are and to be asked to help that go to the next level is just absolutely fantastic.”

“I think the fact that this charity has been around for 35 years says an awful lot.

“You look at a football club and you think of stadiums on a matchday, but Monday through to the Friday the charity might have access to the whole city itself. So, their outreach is potentially far greater.

“35 years for me represents the start of a journey that is going to continue for a very, very long time. It’s priceless for me and I love what they’re doing, but the best thing about it is there’s more to come.”

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