Egyptian star footballer and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has donated three million Egyptian pounds to help rebuild the Abu Sefein church in Cairo, after a fire struck during mass on Sunday, taking the lives of 41 people, including children.
Social media channels in the country were flooded with messages of gratitude for Salah. The generous donation was confirmed by eminent Egyptian sports reporter Ibrahim Abdel Gawad, who joined several others in voicing gratitude to Salah through a Facebook post.
Salah also shared his condolences to the victims of the tragdey through Twitter a few hours after the incident. “My sincere condolences to the victims of the Abu Sefein Church, with my best wishes for a speedy recovery for all the injured,” the 30-year-old wrote.
خالص العزاء في ضحايا كنيسة أبو سيفين مع أمنياتي بالشفاء العاجل لجميع المصابين.
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) August 14, 2022
This is not the first time Salah has known to be generous with his earnings. The player donated US $3 million to Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in 2019 after a terrorist attack that took the lives of 20 people and injured dozens. He also donated 12 million Egyptian pounds’ worth of equipment to a prominent children’s cancer hospital in Egypt. Salah was ranked the eighth most charitable person in Britain by The Sunday Times on June.
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