Mohamed Salah Donates Food To His Hometown Amidst Coronavirus

19 April 2020
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The Egypt and Liverpool striker makes more charitable donations to the village of Nagrig

Mohamed Salah has been spending his lockdown at his home in Egypt and is using his considerable resources to help his community.

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This weekend it was reported that Salah had donated thousands of tons of food and meat to help the residents of his home village, Nagrig.

Talking to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, Salah’s father, Salah Ghaly explained that his star striker son wished the health and safety and urged residents to avoid large gatherings.

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With Liverpool’s season on hold due to the coronavirus, Salah and all his fellow premiership players have been training at home, preparing for a possible return of the football season.

Currently 25 points clear at the top of the table, Liverpool looked set to win the league for the first time in the Premier League’s history. Despite having been English champions 18 times.

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Their last league title came in 1990 when they won the old First Division.

With key representatives from each club having met last week to try and decide what to do with this season, possible outcomes are still unclear.

In the meantime, Salah has been keeping his spirits up with regular exercise and charitable donations.

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This is not the first time that Salah has helped out his home village. With a population of under ten thousand people, Nagrig is in central Egypt close to the city of Basyoun. Walls there are adorned with murals of the Liverpool and Egypt striker, whose nickname there is ‘The Happiness Maker’ and although he is modest about it, the village has benefitted from his generosity.

In 2018 it was reported that he was funding the construction of a medical clinic, youth centre and a school, as well as donating money to support local families.

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The Pharoah, The Happiness Maker, The Egyptian King: Mohamed Salah is definitely earning those nicknames.