Bukayo Saka Facilitates Nigerian Child’s Walking Miracle, Funds Surgeries for 120 Kids in Kano

Bukayo Saka Facilitates Nigerian Child’s Walking Miracle, Funds Surgeries for 120 Kids in Kano

Babajide Orevba
February 18, 2024 at 8:15 AM
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  • Bukayo Saka has partnered with a charity organisation to give hope to children
  • The Arsenal star has teamed up to fund surgeries for 120 children in Kano State, Nigeria
  • A 12-year-old is now walking, thanks to the support from the player

Arsenal sensation Bukayo Saka has expressed delight in having assisted a 12-year-old Nigeria boy to walk again.

Based in Kano State in Northern Nigeria, Kabiru, who could barely walk a year ago, has recovered from his ailment.

The young aspiring footballer has undergone a successful surgery and has returned to the football field to join his friends.

Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, Kano, Nigeria
Bukayo Saka has funded surgeries for 120 kids in Nigeria. Photo Credit: Michael Regan
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Saka, who was born in London to Nigerian parents, teamed up with a charity organisation, BigShoe, to help children in Kano.

It was gathered that England International partnered with the organisation to pay for surgeries of 120 kids suffering from brain tumours, umbilical hernias, and inguinal hernias.

Delighted with Saka's gesture, the medical doctor, Musa Ibrahim, thanked the player in a letter, as per Punch:

“Your support of the BigShoe Charity in collaboration with PSC Specialist Hospital helped us to perform much-needed operation and this act has given the children a brand-new life,
“I know you feel the connection with Nigeria despite the geographical distance you have touched their lives, and their parents and the children are grateful.
“I have letters from him and his parents also; these are just a few of the children whose lives have changed out of the 120 children you helped.
“Your support has given the children a brand new life.
“Before Kabir’s surgery, he was barely able to walk. He is now able to play the game he loves post-recovery. His friends even call him “Saka” – and this makes him really proud.”

Ferdinand claims Saka is not world-class

Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand made a bold claim that Bukayo Saka is yet to be a world-class player, and he has explained his reason.

Saka came through the ranks of the Arsenal academy and made his first team debut in 2018 under Unai Emery. He has been one of the consistent performers on the team.

Former player and pundit Rio Ferdinand disagrees that Saka is a world-class player and claims he has to do it outside of the local scene to be recognised.

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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.