After Asia and Europe, the African continent has not escaped the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic. However, African nationals do not hide their fear of seeing great damage resulting from this pandemic on the continent.
This is what justifies the various mobilizations observed on the continent to fight against the spread of this deadly virus. African stars like Eto’o, Drogba, Sadio Mané help in their own way to fight against the threats of the coronavirus.
When some provide material and financial aid, others post videos on social networks to sensitize the African people to put into practice all the recommendations and instructions they have received from health authorities.
In Côte d’Ivoire, former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba donated masks to Abidjan Cathedral, with the warning: ” My sisters, my brothers, I ask you to take this matter very seriously … we have tend to be too light on our reactions to the situation. “
In Senegal Sadio Mane donated 30 million CFA francs (50,000 USD) to the National Medical Commission of his country to fight against the deadly microbe. In the same vein, his compatriot the attacker of AS Monaco, Kéita Baldé, made a donation of 11 million CFA francs (17,000 euros) in a television program against the coronavirus organized in Senegal. The Senegalese international is participating generously in this surge of solidarity which has already raised more than 168,000 euros.
“I join in the surge of global solidarity in the fight against the Coronavirus. I ask all my Senegalese compatriots to strictly respect the recommendations of the health services ”, said the player trained at FC Barcelona.
Samuel Eto’o, for his part, made a message of awareness to all his African brothers and sisters: “ My African brothers and sisters! The Corona virus has invaded our lives. Maliciously, arrogantly and without notice “Eto’o said first before continuing:
“ He knows no race, no religion, no political parties. It kills the rich and the poor. Even in countries where research is well done, the consequences are dire. Unpredictable.“
In Egypt, to avoid the expansion of the Covid-19, Mohamed Salah made a donation of 1.1 million euros or 720 million Cfa. The goal is to help hospitals contain this pandemic. It is really a big financial aid from for his country of origin. “It is the behavior of a real Egyptian who has become one of the greatest symbols in the history of sport in this country,” said Khaled Abudlaziz, former Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports.
In South Africa, the captain of Springbok, Siya kolisi, released a video in which he is at home with his children, respecting the rules of isolation established by President Cyril Ramaphosa “ Stay safe, stay strong, let’s fight that together ”he advises.