Ex- Arsenal star Danny Welbeck has made a kind donation to the people of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality of the Ashanti region.
Welbeck who now plays for Watford donated food and sanitary items worth $12,000 to residents in the area amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The items were presented by Welbeck’s aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom.
“Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times; though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the very small way that he can to support the government’s efforts in these times,” Madam Tumutuom reportedly said.
Welbeck in a video call with a section of the residents advised them “to joins hands to fight and defeat COVID-19 together, by behaving in ways that would help stop the spread.”
Born to Ghanaians parents, Danny Welbeck opted to play for the English national team instead of the Black Stars. Ironically, he made his debut against Ghana in a 1-1 draw in March 2011.
Danny Welbeck’s donation comes at a time Ghana has recorded over 400 cases of the novel Coronavirus disease.
The situation has led to the extension of the partial lockdown in the Greater Accra and Kumasi areas. Atwima Nwabiagya happens to be one of the places under lockdown.