By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
As the effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic rages on the need to assist the health sector to combat the deadly disease is paramount.
Footballers players have keyed into this since the pandemic started and Moussa Dembélé has jump on the bandwagon of players who have showed kind gestures at this time.
The France international has taken his help to his fatherland in Mali where he is has paid in the sum of one hundred and eighty thousand pounds to build a medical centre.
The medical centre is situated in Kobiri; a village where his father had lived while growing up.
The Olympic Lyonnaise striker, in 2018, had visited Kobiri, where one of his relatives told him about the difficulties that people have to go through just to get a medical diagnosis.
The experience of the visit ignited the player’s desire to help as he opened a maternity hospital in July 3, 2019, and since then, 95 births have taken place at the hospital.
Dembélé has helped oversee the project which provides first aid, nursery and maternity care which again highlights the work done by footballers on a global scale.
The Mirror reports Dembélé has previously helped to fund football pitches in Kobiri and the 17 surrounding villages. He has also donated protective gloves, masks, and hand sanitizers for the hospital.
Going forward, he will help to provide ambulances for the hospital.
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