Paul Pogba: Embattled French Star Teams Up With Ex United Star To Make Donations in Ivory Coast

Paul Pogba: Embattled French Star Teams Up With Ex United Star To Make Donations in Ivory Coast

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at June 26, 2024 at 12:23 PM
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  • Former Manchester United teammates Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly teamed up for charity work in the Ivory Coast
  • The pair, who share a strong bond, were spotted contributing their widow's mite to society in the West African nation
  • Prior to his heartwarming donation, a viral video of Pogba left fans worried but he has since cleared the air on the subject matter

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Paul Pogba joined forces with former Manchester United defender, Eric Bailly, for humanitarian work in the Ivory Coast.

The ex-French international was seen with Bailly, cheerfully giving back to society while touring the latter's childhood neighbourhood.

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Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly touched hearts with their humanitarian works in Ivory Coast. Photo credit: paulpogba.
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Pogba, currently entangled in a legal battle to clear his name after being banned for testing positive for high testosterone, said the gesture in the West African nation "gave him joy in his heart."

In photos shared on Instagram, the 31-year-old and Bailly, a native of the Ivory Coast, were seen at various locations performing charity work and bringing smiles to the faces of underprivileged children.

The 2018 World Cup winner is familiar with the African continent. Over the past few years, he has frequently visited Guinea, his parents' homeland, as cited by Africa News.

Before the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which Ivory Coast won, Pogba visited the Guinea team camp and offered messages of encouragement and wisdom to the players, Afrique Sports reports.

Pogba treated like a king in Guinea

In a related article, Sports Brief reported that Pogba received a hero's welcome upon his return to Guinea.

Pogba, deeply connected to the West African nation, was greeted by massive crowds, with thousands of Guineans lining the streets to welcome him.

The embattled Juventus star rode in an open-top car, waving to fans and supporters who chanted and sang his name.

Pogba breaks silence on viral video

Sports Brief also covered Paul Pogba breaking his silence on a viral video where the ex-Manchester United midfielder seemingly stated he no longer "exists."

The 2018 World Cup champion clarified that these remarks were from an older context and had been sensationalised for online engagement.

He assured his fans that he is still very present and active.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.