Captain of the Egyptian national football team and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah, announced donating the proceeds of selling his t-shirt during the Liverpool-Manchester United match, where he scored a hat-trick, for an animals charity in Egypt.
Salah wrote on his official Twitter account: “I will be donating, for auction, the jersey I used in the match of 24 Oct. 2021 against Manchester United, with all the proceeds of the auction to go to an animal charity in Egypt. I will let you know where and how to bid.”
Salah is known for his many philanthropic activities to help with the many problems Egypt is facing, with donations and visits and mentorship.
In January, he donated an oxygen tank to the Basyoun Central Hospital after oxygen shortages were reported in government hospitals, allegedly leading to some deaths.
Salah also contributed to building an Azhar religious institute at his own expense, helped construct an ambulance unit for the ambulance authority in Gharbiya, and donated LE50 million to the National Cancer Institute after it was struck by a car bomb in 2019.
Salah, back in April 2020 donated thousands of tons of food to residents of his hometown Nagrig, Bassioun, Gharbiya Governorate, to help families affected by the spread of coronavirus.
In December 2018, Salah donated LE900,000 to the Bassioun General Hospital, and alongside his father, Salah also donated five acres of land to establish a sewage treatment plant in his home village, giving residents there a stable source of fresh, clean water.
Additionally, the Liverpool striker established the Nagrig Charity Association in 2017, which helps take care of orphans, widows, the elderly and the sick and provides monthly cash assistance.
On the professional level, Salah continues to make history.
In October, he became the first player in the history of Liverpool to score in nine consecutive matches in all competitions, after scoring two goals in a match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid that ended two-three for Liverpool, according to the Opta statistics network.
In September, Liverpool official website listed the top ten scorers in Liverpool’s history, with Salah ranking 10th and replacing Sam Raybould.