England Striker, Bukayo Saka funds operations for Nigerian children

England Striker, Bukayo Saka funds operations for Nigerian children

England international Bukayo Saka has partnered with a charity to fund 120 life-changing operations for children in Kano, Nigeria.

The Arsenal winger, who was born in London to Nigerian parents, says he wants to make a positive difference in a country that he feels “very connected to.”

“I feel blessed to be in a position where I can contribute to making the children’s lives easier and better through these surgeries,” said Saka, who is with the Three Lions squad in Qatar ahead of the World Cup finals.

“For me, it is very important to use my abilities to have a positive impact where I can. I want to do more and more and help as many children as I can.”

The operations took place in mid-October and aided children suffering from a variety of health issues such as inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, and brain tumors.

Saka collaborated with BigShoe, a charity that has helped over 1,750 children worldwide in need of life-changing medical surgeries since its inception in 2006.

“I have to say a big thank you to the whole BigShoe team for making this possible,” Saka added in a video posted on Twitter.

“For me it is important that every child has the same opportunity to achieve their dreams.

“If I can do anything to help then I really want to do this, it was very important to me. It makes me happy when I can see the kids happy and their parents happy.”

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