5 Football stars who've helped and motivated Saffas during lockdown

5 Football stars who've helped and motivated Saffas during lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown has tested people around the world like never before. During this time, some popular footballers have put their hands up to make a difference.

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The Covid-19 pandemic is easily the biggest crisis of the 21st century and its impact has been felt around the world.

However, the silver lining is that humanity has united like never before and there are countless examples of benevolence during this turbulent period.

Briefly.co.za recently reported that South African comedian Trevor Noah and The Daily Show have collectively raised R9.5m.

Noah has been calling on donations from audience members during every show.

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Football players have also been putting their hands up and are making a substantial difference.

Siphiwe Tshabalala and his wife decided to bless the less fortunate and spread some cheer.

The much-loved footballer and his wifey made up food parcels in their garage.

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Kaizer Chiefs forward Khama billiat also shared a heartwarming video, which featured his daughter.

In a cute video clip, Billiat shared a lovely message to South Africans and encouraged them during this difficult period.

Not to be outdone, Billiat's teammate, Itumeleng Khune, followed suit and shared his own video to encourage the masses.

He encouraged the use of masks and good hygiene by including a screenshot of his fellow players donning the protective gear.

Briefly.co.za also previously reported that Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Multichoice combined to donate crucial medical supplies to healthcare workers.

In addition to this, the players and coaching team from the Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana teams came together to pay tribute to the healthcare workers who are risking their lives.

Further afield, former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez begged football stars to let go of their salaries to fight the coronavirus.

The Argentine insisted that a player can live comfortably for about a year without his salary.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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