Arsenal and England forward Bukayo Saka has funded the operations of 120 kids in Kano State, Nigeria in conjunction with youth charity BigShoe.
The 21-year-old who has Nigerian parents paid for the medical operations of children in the Northern state who were suffering from diseases like inguinal hernias or brain tumours.
The operations were conducted in October with five doctors involved.
Speaking on his reason for doing that, Saka who passed the chance to play for the Super Eagles, choosing the England national team, said he still feel connected to Nigeria.
“I feel blessed to be in a position where I can contribute to making the children’s lives easier and better through these surgeries.
“I still feel very connected to Nigeria. For me, it is very important to use my abilities to have a positive impact where I can and I have to say a big thank you to the whole BigShoe team for making this possible.
“For me it is important that every child has the same opportunity to achieve their dreams.
“If I can do anything to help then I really want to do this, it was very important to me. It makes me happy when I can see the kids happy and their parents happy,” Saka said.
“I want to do more and more and help as many children as I can,” Saka said.
He is the latest player to be involved in the charity collaboration with BigShoe.
Other players who have been involved in projects with the charity organisation include Mesut Ozil, Paul Pogba, Antonio Rüdiger, Philipp Lahm, and Oleksandr Shevchenko.