Zidane donates medical equipment in his country of descent Algeria

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has helped to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Algeria by donating Medical materials to a hospital in Bejaia, the province where his family originates from.

Algeria is one of the most affected countries in Africa, with more than 2 629 people infected and more than 375 dead.

Through the Zinedine Zidane charity foundation that he runs together with his father, they have donated five resuscitation kits, ventilators, monitors and other medical material to the city.

His parents immigrated to France from the village of Aguemoune in the Berber-speaking region of Kabylie in northern Algeria in 1953 before the start of the Algerian War.

Zidane is not the only prominent coach in world football to have taken up the fight against coronavirus.

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola donated one million euros to the Angel Daniel Soler Foundation, Barcelona in order to help them purchase medical equipment.

Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho has volunteered as part of a campaign to collect and donate food to the elderly across London.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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