Asamoah Gyan calls on celebs to give back to society; says gov’t cannot carry all the burden

Asamoah Gyan calls on celebs to give back to society; says gov’t cannot carry all the burden

- Asamoah Gyan has prayed Ghanaian celebs to help the less privileged in these trying moments of COVID-19 outbreak

- Other celebrated world footballers have also made donations to medical facilities to purchase crucial equipment

- The footballing icons include Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola

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Former Black Stars captain, Asamaoh Gyan is urging well-to-do Ghanaians and celebrities to assist government in anyway they can to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The footballer, in a video on Twitter, said celebrities in Ghana should help the less privileged in the wake of this novel outbreak.

He also prayed Ghanaians to unite and help protect one another against the pandemic.

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As an icon, people look up to me. I urge all celebrities, all those who are fortunate, let’s give back to the community because this is the time that people need up. People need our support,” the striker said.

The 34-year-old also advised the public to religiously follow all the World Health Organization and precautions spelt out by health experts in eliminating COVID-19.

Meanwhile, other world celebrated footballers are contributing financially to the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

Argentine and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi has donated €1 million to Hospital Clinic, a public health facility in Barcelona, Spain.

The hospital confirmed Messi had made a donation on their official Twitter page.

Messi’s archrival, Cristiano Ronaldo has also donated huge sum of money to help three intensive care units in Portugal in their fight against coronavirus.

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Ronaldo and her agent, Jorge Mendes, donated €1 million.

Lastly, Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola also donated €1m for the purchase and production of essential medical supplies and equipment in Barcelona.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that arch-rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been listed as the highest-paid football superstars in the world last year.

The Argentine captain and forward raked in a total of about £122 million to top the chart of the most plaid player in 2019.

His Portuguese counterpart, Ronaldo who clocked 35 in February this year recorded a staggering £110 million revenue - about £12 million short of the Barcelona attacker's.

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