Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has donated £10,000 worth of relief to his maternal hometown in Ghana in their fight against the deadly coronavirus.
Welbeck, 29, who now plays for Watford and who is of Ghanian descent, has paid for food and sanitary relief for the residents of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality of Ashanti.
Welbeck has also paid for new hand sanitisers PPE equipment for the local hospital.
He also spoke to a number of the area’s residents through a video call, urging them to stay home in their fight against Covid-19.
Presenting the items on behalf of Welbeck his aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom said: “Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times.
“Though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the very small way that he can to support the government’s efforts in these times.”
Welbeck left Manchester United for Arsenal in 2014 and scored 16 goals in 88 appearances before leaving the Emirates in 2019.
During his time at United he won the Premier, League Cup, Community Shield and FIFA Club World Cup.
At Arsenal he won the FA Cup in his first season and also picked up the CommunityShield.
He made his England senior national team debut in 2011 and has earned 42 caps netting 16 goals.
He was part of the England squad to the 2012 European Championship and the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.
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