By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
Former Barcelona and Sevilla midfielder Seydou Keita has made material donations amounting to the sum of 30 Millions FCAF to families in Bamako-Mali as part of his support in the fight against CoronaVirus pandemic.
Keita’s package contain 300 bags of sugar, 100 gallons of Oil, 557 bags of rice and 611 bags of millets some of which was arranged in small groups for distribution on Monday.
Seydou Gatigui, Kader Guèye, Sory Kourouma, Yacouba Diakité were amongst a handful of retired footballers and ex internationals who equally benefitted from Keita’s gesture.
The former captain of the Eagles of Mali reached out to 600 families on Monday barely hours after the Mali’s president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita called for mobilization of resources in the fight against virus.
Speaking to Francis Ahle from his base in Barcelona Keita justified his actions;
“We decided to do this today because we understand the difficulties our people are going through.Government has imposed some prevention measures, so we believe our little support will enable our people respect the government measures for the good of Mali”:Keita stated
The one time Marseille and Valencia midfielder who enjoyed an 18 years successful career abroad and won 102 caps for Mali is noted for being involved in humanitarian gestures.
Two weeks ago, Southampton’s young Malian forward Moussa Djenepo donated three millions FCFA to support the same fight.
So far, the West African nation has reported 105 cases of infected persons and two deaths.
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