10 May 2018

Egypt: Mo Salah Spends U.S.$450,000 to Build Sewage Treatment in His Village

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L'Egyptien Mohamed Salah

Egyptian football star, Mohammed Salah recently made news off the field for his philanthropic work. The footballer bought land and paid for a sewage plant to be built, to supply his village with clean water. The remarkable deed by the Liverpool striker has been hailed by many across the continent.

Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah is loved on and off of the field of football. Salah's recent philanthropic gesture has received numerous praise from across the continent. The Egyptian footballer recently spent $450,000 to fix a sewage problem in his village.

Salah, the winner of the PFA player of the season is still very much in touch with his roots. He reportedly bought land and paid for clean drinking water to be supplied within his village and its environs. After the Arab Spring uprising, Egypt has been battling for stability and development, politically and economically.

Mo's father was reportedly a signatory as a witness on the contract. The donation by Salah isn't new to his villagers who have enjoyed other donations from the 25 years-old footballer.

The Governor of Gharbia, where Salah's village is located said, "Salah is a role model to be followed by the youth and he is already loved by millions around the world because he draws happiness on their faces. He is also the best ambassador to Egypt in the world for promoting tourism."

Salah, popularly referred to as the Egyptian king in 2017 donated $36000 to the Association of Veteran Players in Egypt. He has also been involved in a campaign to end drugs in his country.

Salah's gesture is reminiscent of Nigerian football Nwankwo Kanu who started the Kanu Heart Foundation in 2000. The Kanu Heart Foundation sponsors open heart surgeries in Nigeria for many that are unable to pay.

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