Simon Adingra: AFCON Star Funds Surgery of Ghanaian Girl Who Lost Her Leg From Fatal Accident

Simon Adingra: AFCON Star Funds Surgery of Ghanaian Girl Who Lost Her Leg From Fatal Accident

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 29, 2024 at 2:56 PM
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  • Simon Adingra has funded the surgery of a young Ghanaian girl
  • The little girl lost one of her legs following an accident in 2021
  • Adingra starred as Ivory Coast won the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations

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Brighton and Hove Albion forward, Simon Adingra, has paid for the surgery of a young Ghanaian girl whose leg was amputated following a fatal accident.

The five-year-old girl, known as Patience, survived an accident with her mother while travelling in 2021.

The young girl's story went viral after Ghanaian social media influence and philanthropist, Nana Tea, shared the news online.

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Simon Adingra celebrates after scoring against Mali at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on February 3, 2024. Photo: MB Media.
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He started a fundraiser to help get the child through the necessary medical care which included surgery to fix her amputated leg with an artificial one.

Adingra, who spent most of his life in Ghana with the Right to Dream Academy, reacted to the news, supporting the trip of the girl to London for an operation.

In photos shared on social media, Adingra was spotted in the company of little Patience as she prepared for her surgery.

"Simon Adingra the football superstar was here to visit the little girl (Patience) who survived the motor accident that took the lives of 20 people,” Nana Tea wrote on Instagram.
“She and her mom were the only survivors but unfortunately, she has lost her leg. Mr. Adingra was part of the people who supported our trip to the UK to get her a prosthetic leg at the Doctor's Clinic.
“He came around to say hello and wish her a speedy recovery. God bless you sir and everyone supporting this.”

Meanwhile, Adingra enjoyed an outstanding year, winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast after starring in the final against Nigeria, delivering two assists in the 2-1 victory.

He has also been one of the best players at Brighton this season, scoring six Premier League goals in 31 matches for the Seagulls, per Transfermarkt.

Adingra receives special PFA Award

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Brighton forward, Simon Adingra received a special recognition award for his excellent performances with Ivory Coast at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 22-year-old rose to the occasion and was one of the best players in the Ivorian team as the Elephants went from the brink of elimination to win the competition.

Adingra was Man of the Match in the final, delivering the assists for both goals as Ivory Coast defeated Nigeria 2-1 to win the tournament on home soil.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.