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Salah’s act of kindness to man who robbed his home

2018-04-11 15:32
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Cape Town - Mo Salah couldn't be a better role model.

Not only has he netted 39 goals this season for Liverpool (beating Fernando Torres' Liverpool record of most goals in a debut season), but his acts of kindness behind the scenes have been nothing short of incredible.

The Egyptian striker has come from humble beginnings, according to Mirror. He was brought up in Nagrig, a small farming village between Alexandria and Egypt's capital, Cairo.

According to the Daily Mail, Salah has given back numerous amounts of time to Nagrig.

He bought gym equipment for the community centre that now bears his name and paid for an all-weather football pitch to be built at his former school, Mohamed Ayyad Al-Tantawy School.

The site also reports that some years ago, while Salah was playing professionally for El Mokawloon in Alexandria, he received news that his family's home had been robbed.

Salah's father aimed to press charges when the robber was caught two days later. But the striker had something else in mind and asked him to drop the case. Salah then approached the thief and gave him money to get his life up and running.

Salah also reportedly tried to find him a job. The 25-year-old wants everyone in Egypt to have a chance to better themselves.

Assistant manager to Egypt's national team, Mahmoud Fayez, explains that Salah's character has been uniting the nation.

"He is doing an extraordinary job," Fayez says. "He is a superstar but he lives as a simple person. He uses his abilities to serve his country and you can see what it means to him when he sings the national anthem."

This comes after Liverpool star scored in Tuesday’s Champions League game against Manchester City sending Liverpool into the semi-finals of the tournament.

Since joining Liverpool FC, Salah has also changed fans' perceptions towards Muslims and has started a new dialogue for Muslims to be accepted within communities.

According to Al-Jazeera, Liverpool fans have created a new chant that celebrates his faith,

"Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, Mo Sa-la-la-la-lah, if he's good enough for you, he's good enough for me, if he scores another few, then I'll be Muslim too… He's sitting in the mosque, that's where I want to be," the chant goes.

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