Jurgen Klopp donates KSh 1.5 million to South African children's charity

Jurgen Klopp donates KSh 1.5 million to South African children's charity

- Hout Bay United run football teams for children aged between seven and 18-years

- The community-based football club seeks to support, mentor and empower children

- Klopps also doubles up as the patron of the Cape Town-based club

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has contributed around KSh 1.5 million (£10,000) to the Joy is Round, a children's charity initiative run by Hout Bay United Football Community in South Africa.

The organisation, which has children aged below 18 years seeks to promote and raise funds for community football through the sale of balls and art.

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Hout Bay United co-founder Jeremy Elson has since confirmed Klopp's generous gesture, hailing the German tactician as "humble" and "a fantastic chap."

"Jurgen is a fantastic chap to have associated with the club," Elson was quoted saying according Liverpool Echo.
Jurgen Klopp donates £10,000 to South African children's charity
Klopp committed to support the Cape Town-based club during his visit to south Africa in 2017. Photo: Getty Images.
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"He came and did a talk in 2017, where he spoke about his time as a manager, his philosophy, football, his ambitions. He spoke for over two hours in total, everyone was captivated by him," he added.

Klopp, who doubles up as a patron at the Cape Town-based club is understood to have paid them a visit back in 2017 where he pledged his support to the outfit.

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His contribution comes just weeks after he announced he will be donating one per cent of his £7million salary to Common Goal.

Common Goal is a pledge-based charitable movement by streetfootballworld for the football industry that was set up by Man United midfielder Juan Mata.

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