Ivorian international wideman Wilfried Zaha needs to be acknowledged in this period of coronavirus for his good works for both his motherland Ivory Coast and London, a city where he resides now. Yes, one will admit most players have donated in this COVID-19 period but that of the Crystal Palace attacker is just sensational and very patriotic.
The 27 year old winger has offered free accommodation to health workers who are working really hard to curb this disease in both his native Ivory Coast and London. This will help to reduce the cost of governments in these two countries on fighting the disease and will also aid in promoting the warfare of the doctors and nurses.
Also, food items, clothes and toiletries have also been presented to the less privileged in Ivory Coast. Currently, they are ranked as the second country in West Africa with the most recorded COVID-19 cases (533) after Ghana.
With this, the former Manchester United player and his representatives realised how essential it was to distribute those items to the vulnerable especially in this era of lockdown in his country.
Despite achieving all these to aid in combating this novel pandemic, it could be recalled that the Ivorian since December 2019 also donates 10% of his £130,000 he earns every week to charity in both the city Abidjan and London.
Majority share of his money goes into the Tomorrow’s Hope orphanage which was established and managed by his own sister. This foundation has really contributed it quota to the less privilege in Abidjan by providing the poor with food, shelter, education etc.
The Eagle’s winger once stated this in an interview with E&H Foundation;
“I give a tenth of my salary to charity every month so in terms of giving back, I do my best.
“That’s not just charities here, it’s charities in the Ivory Coast too.
“My mum makes sure of it as soon as th end of the month comes; I do that as my good deed to help.”
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim