Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is killing it on and off the pitch following reports that he’s started constructions of a hospital and a school in his hometown in Egypt.
Following a remarkable debut campaign in England that’s seen him nominated for the PFA Player of the Year, the 25-year-old has decided to extend his philanthropic gesture by providing some basic amenities in for his countrymen in Nagrig.
The reigning African Player of the Year is reportedly funding the construction of a medical centre and a school for girls in his hometown.
Salah who inspired Egypt’s qualification to the World Cup finals for the first time in 28 years, also paid for the first ambulance in Nagrig and bought medical equipment to help his people.
The manager of Mohamed Salah Charity Foundation and Mayor of Nagrig, Maher Shatiyah has praised the forward’s desire to keep helping the less-privileged.
“Salah is a refined person who, despite his popularity, has never forgotten about his town,” Shatiyah told SunSport.
“[He has provided] many forms of assistance, the first of which was a series of foodstuff outlets under the municipality’s management, as well as the town’s first ambulance unit.
“Salah had always subsisted unable fellow villagers, but wanted to [formalise] that assistance.
“The establishment of the charity caters for a larger number of families, [he spends between] £2,000 and £3,500 monthly.”
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A relative of Salah, Amr Abul-Naga added that the forward is always dedicated to making things easier in his village.
“Salah donated £1,000,000 to the Tanta University Hospital to supply it with modern medical equipment,” Abul-Naga said.
“He considers such donations something that should not be publicised to the media. He wants his village to be self-sufficient with all services.
“He even plans to install a railway connecting the village with Basyoun.”
In appreciation of his philanthropy, a secondary school in the city of Basyoun and a sports centre Nagrig have been named after him.
Nice gesture from the Egyptian, wish more footballers would follow suit.