Mohamed Salah Donates £2.5 Million To Egyptian Cancer Institute After Attack
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has reportedly donated a sum of around £2.5 million to a hospital in his home country of Egypt following a suspected terrorist attack.
The attack occurred in Cairo at the National Cancer Institute when a car drove in the wrong direction at high speed into three people outside the hospital.
The attack left 20 dead an injured a further 47 as well as substantial damage to the NCI.
Immediately after the attack on Sunday evening, Salah tweeted:
'Kamel support and condolences to the families of the victims of the explosion of the Institute of Oncology.'
كامل دعمي وعزائي لأسر ضحايا ومصابي انفجار معهد الأورام.
- Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) August 4, 2019
Reports in Egypt are now claiming that the 27-year-old has made a considerable donation to help rebuild the damaged institution.
Per The Liverpool Echo, Cairo University President Dr Mohamed Osman Elkhosht has said Salah donated $3 million (roughly equating to £2.5 million) to help rebuild the institute.
The amount donated by Salah is around half of the costs of the repair.
:heart: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has donated around £2.5m to the National Cancer Institute in Cairo after a suspected terrorist incident killed 20 people.
What a unbelievable gesture :clap: :heart:https://t.co/2WvyyjSx4J
- The Kopite (@TheKopiteOFF) August 7, 2019
It's not the first time Salah has humbly donated to a cause in his homeland.
Per BBC Sport, the Egyptian national sides former media officer Inas Mazhar has stated the Liverpool forward has always had a connection with back home.
"It is well known that Salah dedicates a lot of money for those in need in his village. Everything goes through his father, who knows what to do.
"For example, someone from the village preparing for a wedding will come to his father to request funds. Or if someone says he is sick, the father follows the case and if it is true, he will help pay for the operation."
Mahzar also discussed the Egyptian's rationale behind these selfless acts.
"He's not doing this so that people can appreciate him, he is doing this because he went through moments of hardships himself - so he wants to help people,"
Salah is not the only Liverpool player to make charitable donations.
Mohamed Salah donating £2.5m to help rebuild a hospital after a terrorist attack and Sadio Manè paying for a school, hospital and stadium in Senegal.- - (@AnfieldRd96) August 7, 2019
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Sadio Mane has also reportedly paid for a variety of infrastructure to be built in Senegal, including a school, hospital and stadium.
Despite the talent on the pitch at Anfield, perhaps the greatest quality Salah has is his attitude and willingness to help those in need.