Qatar 2022: Hakim Ziyech Donates World Cup Bonus to Charity

Qatar 2022: Hakim Ziyech Donates World Cup Bonus to Charity

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:20 PM
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  • Hakim Ziyech has reportedly donated his World Cup bonus to charity
  • The Moroccan winger has impressed at the World Cup helping Morocco reach the semis
  • Ziyech is also set to earn £262,000 for making history with his national team

Following his sensational performance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Morocco star Hakim Ziyech has reportedly donated his bonus to charity.

The winger was instrumental in the Atlas Lions’ campaign at the global showpiece in Qatar where Morocco made history, becoming the first African team to reach the semi-final.

The North African side lost 2-0 to France on Wednesday night, as Les Blues ended their dream of playing in a World Cup final.

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Hakim Ziyech donates his World Cup bonuses to charity. Photo: Anthony Dibon
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Ziyech who first earned his national call-up in 2015 is said to have handed all his bonuses to charities and members of the team’s staff.

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It was gathered that the 29-year-old has always donated money to charity, and he has just done so again, according to journalist Khaled Beydoun.

Further reports have it that the former Ajax star is set to earn £262,000 from Morocco’s run to the World Cup semi-finals and that all the money will be given to poor people in his homeland.

Arabic Post reports via Complete Sports that the Chelsea star hires a private plane every time he is called up to his country’s squad.

They go on to claim that he has also donated money to amateur football clubs and hospitals in Morocco.

Joe Biden sends heartfelt message to Morocco

Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported that US President Joe Biden sent a heartfelt message to Morocco after their exit from the 2022 World Cup after falling to defeat against France.

Biden watched the game with Aziz Akhannouch, Morocco's Prime Minister along with other African leaders following his meeting with African leaders at the Whitehouse.

Biden joked that he didn't have much time to give a speech since there was a semi-final game coming up.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.