Coronavirus: How the Ghanaian footballing world is helping the country curb the deadly virus

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The world is at a stand still as Coronavirus continues to proliferate. World Health Organization (WHO) continues to put in maximum effort to help combat the virus that has so far infected nearly a million people and killed more than 172,000 people.

Governments, agencies and Individuals are also putting in effort to help curb the spread of the deadly virus as experts continue to search for a cure. Some have taken it onto themselves to educate others through social media on how to stay safe during this time. Others have taken a step up as they look out for themselves, educate others and also make donations.

We take a look at some Ghanaian footballers and football personnel who have so far thrown in support in terms of donations to help combat the deadly virus:

Leadership they say is an art expressed by the demonstration of characters worthy of imitation, emulation and inspiration. The Executive Board Chairman of Hearts of Oak, Togbe Afede XIV donated sanitizers and a cash amount of GH¢100,000 to the Ho Teaching Hospital (GH¢60,000) and Ho Municipal Hospital (GH¢40,000). He also gave over 2,200 hand sanitizers to the Hospitals and communities in the Asogli State.

Who as a leader will let this moment slide by without throwing in support? Head coach of the Black Stars, Charles Akonnor on Friday donated hand sanitizers to some street hawkers in Accra.

General captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan also embarked on a sensitization campaign against the deadly virus. He also donated rubbing alcohol, sanitizers, medicated soaps, tissue papers, bins and Veronica bowls to the people of the Weija-Gbawe constituency in the Greater Accra Region.

Black Stars captain Andre Ayew also donated sanitary items to the Tamale Metropolis. The Swansea forward donated 4,000 hand sanitizers, 25 sets of hand washing bins, tissues and other sanitary items.

Jonathan Mensah, David Accam and Harrison Afful under The Jonathan Mensah Foundation came together to educate and donate items to market Traders in Ashaiman. Some of these items included sanitizers, detergents, gloves, face masks and other protective items.

Strasbourg forward Abdul Majeed Waris under The Majeed Waris Foundation donated hundreds of hand sanitizers and liquid soaps to the Lamashegu community in the Northern Region to aid in the fight against the fast spreading novel Corona Virus.

Turkish based player Joseph Attamah-Larweh through his Not for Profit organization known as The JLA also made donations to two orphanages (Rerma Tema Children’s home inside community 11 and New Life Children’s Home at Nungua). Among the items donated include health and first aid kits, non-alcoholic beverages, toiletries, soaps etc.

Fortuna Düsseldorf winger Nana Opoku Ampomah also made donation to the Narh-Bita Hospital in Tema and Dzorwulu Special School in Accra to help in the fight against Corona Virus.

Among the items donated comprised big drums of Veronica Buckets, 500 pieces of hand gloves, hand sanitizers, bags of rice, bags of salt, bags of Sugar, cartons of Bel Aquah drinking water, boxes of Indomie Noodles, cartons of Milo and Milk. He also donated bottles of liquid soap, toilet rolls, tissue papers, antiseptic, plus a cash donation with the amount undisclosed.

Al-Fayha winger Samuel Owusu also under The Owusu Prjoect donated 125 cartons of hand sanitizers to the Ghana Football Association (GFA).  These sanitizers are to be handed to clubs in locations that have recorded cases of the virus – namely Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Obuasi.

Asante Kotoko wonder-kid Mathew Anim Cudjoe  donated health products namely hand sanitizers, gloves, etc to the Civil Service Polyclinic in Accra.

It is a thing to note that other footballers and football personnel might have thrown a helping hand to numerous needy or deprived persons, but their good deeds is yet to catch attention of the media. and all Ghanaians continue to thank them for their support and tender-heartedness.

I continue beseech all Football fans around the world to please follow all instructions from WHO as we try to get out of these tempestuous times safe and alive. Stay safe!!! We will Win!!!

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