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The African footballers who are investing heavily in education back home

African footballers in the diaspora often engage in developmental initiatives in their home countries as a way of giving back to society.

This could range from improving the health care system, education and social infrastructure to better the lives of people in their respective countries.

On a whole, these acts do not only lessen the pressure on African governments but they also go a long way to portray the love they have for their countries.#

1. Didier Drogba

Former Ivorian football star, Didier Drogba through his foundation has recently established a school in the Ivory Coast targeted at enabling children in a rural community to have access to quality education. The school is reported to have been partly funded by Nestlé and the International Cocoa Initiative. The facility includes classrooms, a kindergarten, a canteen, latrines, a football field and accommodation facilities for teachers. Didier Drogba plays for American Club Phoenix Rising. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivorian national team.

2. Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan, a Ghanaian professional footballer last year unveiled a sports complex at his former school, Accra Academy in Ghana. The project was reported to have cost GH₵700,000 ($153,601) and it was his way of giving back to his former school. The project is to unearth students with football talents to take after him. Gyan plays as a striker for Kayserispor and captains Ghana’s national team.

3. Samuel Eto’o

Apart from building a pediatric centre to reduce infant mortality rate in Douala, Cameroon last year, Samuel Eto’o has announced plans to build a school in Cameroon’s northern region with support from donors. His foundation has also provided 100 scholarships to an all-girls school in Sierra Leone. Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Antalyaspor. He is the most decorated African player of all time, having won the African Player of the Year award four times.

4. Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa has announced his intention to sponsor 100 university students. The Super Eagles marauding forward made this known following his unveiling as an ambassador for Skyline University Nigeria.
The Nigerian attacker was unveiled as the Kano-based university’s ambassador on Wednesday, after captaining the Super Eagles to consecutive victories against Benin and Lesotho in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games.The Super Eagles captain has been involved in a number of charitable projects and isn’t one to shy away from humanitarian gestures.

 

Source: face2faceafrica.com

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