Manchester United academy graduate Timothy Fosu-Mensah has joined the coronavirus fight by handing out shopping vouchers to those in need.
The 22-year-old travelled back to the neighbourhood where he grew up in Amsterdam, Netherlands’ most populous city, and handed out 100 vouchers worth £45 (R1 058) each to those in need.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had adverse effects on the global economy making situations very difficult for humanity.
Amid the gloom and doom this period exudes, the Dutch-born Ghanaian has proven an Angel of light.
He tweeted out his thanks to the supermarket for helping him with the kind gesture.
Fosu-Mensah shared a photo of him at the shop, writing: “I wanna thank @vomaronlinefor their help to provide for 100 families in Amsterdam Southeast the Bijlmer where I grew up.”
The player’s agent Albert Kissi told Dutch TV channel AT5: “We received signals from Amsterdam Zuidoost that several families had to borrow money because of the corona crisis in order to do their shopping. Under normal circumstances, that could and should never happen.”
Fosu-Mensah faces an uncertain wait to find out his future as talks surrounding his contract have reportedly stalled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The ‘Red Devils’ star is reported to be in the dark over whether United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prepared to trigger a one-year extension on his current deal.
The former Ajax defender-cum-midfielder’s contract is set to expire next month and he had hoped to prove to the United hierarchy he was worth a new deal before Covid-19 slammed the door shut on football.
Early last month, he posted videos training with Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong during the current break from football.
The former Ajax academy teammates have been undergoing a series of fitness exercises in Amsterdam as they look to keep in shape while club football is postponed across the majority of Europe.
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By Mthokozisi Dube