African players making differences outside football

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Some of the African players has taken it has a duty to help people off pitch despite their performance on the pitch, and Sportscliffs have come up with list of players that have contributed to helping humanity.

The sporting world has brought so many people together and its one of the tools unite the world together as many Athletes come from many countries.

With the generous behavior of some of the Athletes we tend to believe that its all about humanity and not just the sport.

In the world African athletes are making waves in their various place of event and also outside the world of sport.

Giving back to the community they say, some of these African athletes have strived to making positive impact to the society.

Here are lists of athletes that are making differences on and off the pitch.

Sadio Mane: Mane believes that a smile could change someone’s destiny for good. So, he will do everything within his limit to put smiles on faces of people around him. Outside the football pitch, the former Liverpool forward has proven his ability as an excellent manager of men and resources, as well as a great mobiliser of the youths. Mane has always given back to his community by executing humanitarian projects in different parts of Senegal.

In April last year, he donated £200,000 to fund the building of a secondary school in his community. Apart from his humanitarian services for the people, Mane is famous for giving out football kits free to children. He also provides money for some families who can’t afford some basic needs. To some people, Mane’s achievements on and off the pitch could be the reward for his lifestyle of always giving back to the community that raised him.

Ahmed Musa: Aside football, Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa is a ready reference for altruism due to his sense of empathy towards the plight of others, regardless of ethnic or religious affiliations.

Musa has a long history of kindness which he has demonstrated over and over again with his succeeding flow of humanitarian support to people and communities. He has made countless donations and also offered scholarships and other forms of help to alleviate the suffering of the needy.

Didier Drogba: Regarded as one of the best strikers in Africa and the world at large, Didier Drogba is the real hero for his own Country Ivory Coast not just in goal scoring but also in alleviating the plight of his people in Ivory Coast. The Chelsea legend has build hospitals and orphanages for his nation. He also named as Times magazine’s top 100 most influential people in the world.

Samuel Eto’o: He is regarded as one of the best African striker in the world of football during his playing days.

Samuel Eto’o has a foundation that provide help to the people all across the Continent. Being the one of best paid footballer, the Cameroonian International is a part different charity initiative such as scholarships, providing quality education, health and medical facilities.

Michael Essien: The former Chelsea and AC Milan midfielder, Michael Essien who had an impressive football careers supports different charity projects, which makes one of the top charitable soccer player. His Foundation “Michael Essien Foundation” provides health care facilities, clean drinking water, public toilets and libraries in his home town. He is also involved in several charity works including the ‘Reading Goals’ to inculcate reading habits in students.

Emmanuel Adebayor: The Togolese and former Arsenal striker has a foundation of his own, that contributes to building infrastructure projects in Africa. An example of the type of charitable work he is doing is the launching of two water projects in the twin cities of Hamile and Koro in Ghana, or other smaller infrastructure projects in his homeland.

Joseph Yobo: Yobo has represented Nigeria at various levels since 1999 but more importantly, the former Fenerbache defender has contributed massively to educational development in Southern Nigeria. His Joseph Yobo Charity Foundation has handed out over 300 educational scholarships to students from primary to tertiary levels and has also established a football academy.



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