Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on Saturday dished out a sum of $101000 to support free quality education in Sierra Leone. A country of his origin.
The blues centre-back faced the wrath of Chelsea online supporters after the London based club dropped three points to Newcastle on Saturday EPL matchweek 23.
Rudiger who turns out for Germany national team was born to Sierra Leonean parents in Berlin and expressed his love for his African roots with the donation.
“Sierra Leone is my home. I’m not the talking type of a person, I am about action. You can count on us and do not hesitate,” said the the 26 year old defender.
The German international met with President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leon at the United Kingdom-Africa Investment summit in London to support Sierra Leone’s Free Quality Education initiative.
The donation was received by the president who promised to see it put to transparent use of it’s intended purpose.
Due to their mouth watering salaries, several footballers demonstrate their act of charity by donating to children’s homes, building social ammenities among other acts of generosity. Among the players known for such acts is Liverpool forward Sadio Mane who has a number of exquisite facilities built at his home in Senegal. Mohammed Salah and Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba also pride themselves with hospitals and schools on their names.