Arsenal Star Bukayo Saka Pays To Help 120 Nigerian Children Have Life Changing Surgeries

Arsenal Star Bukayo Saka Pays To Help 120 Nigerian Children Have Life Changing Surgeries

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
  • Bukayo Saka of Arsenal has sponsored the operations of 120 Nigerian children who were having health problems
  • The surgeries were done in October 2022 and the England international explained that he is happy to have helped
  • Saka who has been impressive this season for Arsenal has landed in Qatar with England for the World Cup

Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has won the hearts of many fans after paying big money to help 120 Nigerian children have life changing surgeries which were performed in October.

The England international whose parents are Nigerians teamed up with the charity BigShoe to help the kids and the operations were said to have been successful.

According to the report on Daily Mail, most of the children who benefited from this gesture from Saka were picked in Kano State which is in the Northern part of Nigeria.

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Arsenal star Bukayo Saka pays to help 120 Nigerian children have life changing surgeries. Photo by Michael Regan
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The action of the 21-year-old came as a response to concerns over diseases like inguinal hernias or brain tumours in the West African nation.

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Speaking on the success of the operations, Saka explained that he was very happy to have helped Nigerian children claiming that he will continue to do so.

Statement made by Saka

''I feel blessed to be in a position where I can contribute to making the children's lives easier and better through these surgeries.''

Bukayo was born in England to Nigerian parents, but the Arsenal star chose to represent the country of his birth at international level.

Meanwhile, Saka will be looking forward to have a productive campaign with England at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Walker sends request read to Saka

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Manchester City defender Kyle Walker put in a comical request when he met up with Arsenal's Bukayo Saka at the England training camp.

The two were at St. Georges Park before departing for Qatar, after making it into Gareth Southgate's final 26-man squad.

Prior to the World Cup break Saka came of a surprise title charge that has seen Arsenal accumulate a five-point lead over the defending champions Man City.

The Gunners beat Wolves 2-0 over the weekend, while Pep Guardiola's side slumped to a shock 2-1 loss to Brentford.

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