Nicolas Jackson Spotted in Brazilian Ronaldo's Jersey as He Makes Donation in Senegal

Nicolas Jackson Spotted in Brazilian Ronaldo's Jersey as He Makes Donation in Senegal

Lukman Mumuni
updated at June 20, 2024 at 4:26 AM
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  • Chelsea ace, Nicolas Jackson, gave back to the community after donating items to people in the area where he grew up
  • The Senegalese attacker wore a classic Brazil retro jersey of former striker, Ronaldo (R9), during his time in Ziguinchor
  • The former Villarreal striker is currently sidelined with an injury but is expected to return to fitness for the pre-season

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Nicolas Jackson returned to his hometown in Senegal following a long season in the English Premier League with Chelsea, making a donation to his community.

The Blues forward was spotted in a classic Brazilian jersey as he spent time with his friends and family in Ziguinchor.

Jackson missed Senegal's 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mauritania on June 9 after picking an injury in the game against DR Congo on three days earlier.

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Nicolas Jackson celebrates after scoring for Chelsea in their game against West Ham United in the Premier League on May 5, 2024. Photo: Chris Lee - Chelsea FC.
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Following a decent first season in the Premier League, the 22-year-old is back in Dakar for the holiday before the pre-season begins under new manager, Enzo Maresca.

In photos shared on social media, Jackson is seen in the Brazil 1998 World Cup jersey while distributing items to the people of Ziguinchor.

He later joined friends to watch young footballers play in the area he grew up.

The former Villarreal forward will be hoping to recover in time before the pre-season begins in July as Chelsea look forward to a better campaign next season.

Despite some criticism being levelled at Jackson, the Senegalese attacker ended the campaign with 14 Premier League goals and five assists, per Transfermarkt.

He is expected to play a key role in Maresca's team next season.

Jackson named the most valuable African player

Earlier, Sports Brief also reported that Jackson is the most valuable African player following the end of the 2023/24 European football season.

The 2023/24 season ended a few weeks ago and several African star played various roles for their clubs, with some finishing on the podium.

A large number of players won titles with their clubs, with Ademola Lookman of Nigeria and Morocco's Ayoub El Kaabi starring in two big finals.

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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.