Mohamed Salah is not only bringing smiles to the faces of Liverpool fans and football lovers around the world, he is also providing succour for millions of Egyptians, especially in his native town of Gharbia Province in Egypt.
According to a report by the SUN UK, Salah is building an all girls’ school and a hospital in Nagrig. Salah’s decision to build a girls’ school was influenced by his love for female education, as he wanted to avoid a situation where the girls travel several miles before access to education.
The 25-year old Egyptian forward currently earns around £90,000-a-week since his £38 million move to Anfield in the summer of 2017, in a 5-year contract that will expire in 2023. Having scored 40 goals so far in the season, and helping Liverpool reach the Semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League, Salah may yet be destined for another mega-money move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Growing up in a modest three-storey house in Gharbia province, Salah’s dream was to become a wealthy man who will use his riches to benefit his people. And yes! That dream has becoming a reality.
Mo’ Salah as he is popularly called is the eldest of his parents’ four children and had been inseparable from football since childhood.
The Liverpool star has had a patchy start at the beginning of his professional footballing career in Europe. Starting from the plains of Basel to his brief stint at Chelsea, a stable time at Rome, before his current incredible run of form at the red part of Merseyside.
In his hometown, Salah is popularly referred to as “happiness maker” because of his humble nature and fervent devotion to humanitarian cause.
The “Happiness maker” have spent fortunes helping the lives of people in his small village of Nagrig, about 80 miles north of the Egyptian Capital City of Cairo.
Apart from the school and hospital construction, Mo’ Salah spends £3,500 buying foods and household supplies to the hometown resident every month. Ensuring the supplies gets to the people who need them the most through the Mohamed Salah Charity Foundation.
He paid for the installation of an all-weather pitch and bought gym equipment for students in his childhood school at Mohamed Ayyad Al-Tantawy school, and bought the first medical ambulance and several expensive medical equipments that helps several people on daily basis.
He is particularly concerned about the health of his people – which his proven in his funding or medical supplies and equipment for Tanta University Hospital and the Baytoun Hospital.
At age 20, Salah got married to Magi in his village and since then has been gifting newly married couples in Nagrig household appliance ever since. He now has a beautiful family in Magi and their daughter, Makka, who is often fond of her father’s loving attention.
Salah is now an inspiration to millions of youth in Egypt, especially after his role in country’s qualification for their first FIFA World Cup tournament since 1990.
Salah has become so popular in his home country that a Sports Centre has been named after him, and thousands of teenager adorning his tradition “no 11” Salah Jersey.
The current African footballer of the year is not only an incredible player, he is known to be humble, quite shy of the media and big humanitarian!