Cameroonian international Christian Bassogog recently donated 10 million CFA francs ($ 16,000 or £ 13,000) to Cameroonian students living in the various Chinese regions hit by the coronavirus epidemic.
It was in 2017 that Christian Bassogog, 24, joined the Chinese Super League club Henan Jianye. The footballer is currently in Yaoundé following the suspension of the championship in China because of the virus.
According to the Cameroonian Embassy in China, nearly 300 Cameroonians, mainly students, live in the province of Hubei. About 200 are currently in Wuhan City, since January 23, a quarantined city.
” China holds a special place in my heart and this is where I exercise my profession, ” said Mr. Bassogog after meeting the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cameroon.
“ This money is intended to help Cameroonian nationals living in China, in particular students.
“ It is important that we meet in such times and show such support and love to the needy .”
” We want more Cameroonians around the world to reach out and support not only their compatriots but also China as a nation, ” he added.
It must be said that the gift of Christian Bassogog comes the day after the directives given by President Paul Biya to release 50 million CFA francs and make them available to the Embassy of Beijing in China to provide assistance to Cameroonians living in affected areas.
Mr. Bassogog was named player of the tournament at the 2017 African Cup of Nations.