Former Barcelona and AS Roma midfielder Seydou Keita has made a food donation worth $50 000 to help out vulnerable families in his native Mali.
Keita’s relief effort comes as Mali currently has 105 confirmed coronavirus cases and nine deaths as per the latest statistics.
This also comes after the country’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had already called for the mobilisation of resources in tackling the pandemic.
The ex-Mali captain’s donation is expected to cater for about 600 families in the capital city Bamako and includes 557 bags of rice, 611 bags of millet, 300 bags of sugar and more than 100 gallons of oil, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Sadio Mane and Didier Drogba are some of the current and former footballers joined by Keita in contributing to African communities in cash or material as the fight against the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Former Morocco captain Medhi Benatia was one of the high-profile figures who applauded Keita for the gesture in supporting humanity.