Arsenal star, Saka Funds 120 life-Changing Surgeries for Nigerian Kids

by Duchess Magazine

Bukayo Saka, an Arsenal attacker who is English-Nigerian, began his medical charity in Nigeria in October.

The England international sponsored the necessary surgeries for 120 children in Kano.

Saka, who has been brilliant with the league’s top team, Arsenal, donated some of his on-field prowess to some medically fragile kids back in his native country.

Saka, 21, teamed up with BigShoe, an NGO, to offer quantitative healthcare services for young people from less fortunate backgrounds, according to

The majority of the children were also mentioned as “suffering from diseases like inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias or brain tumours.”

Five doctors performed the procedures, which were successful as the children were able to stand up afterward.

The admirable accomplishment brings the NGO’s total number of youngsters it has helped around the world since its founding in 2006 to over 1000.

Saka, who was unable to travel to Nigeria due to the team’s World Cup training in Qatar with Gareth Southgate’s England, said he was eager to assist and forge a strong bond with his roots.

Born in Ealing, England, on September 21, 2001, Saka is the younger of two children born to Yoruba parents Yomi and Adenike Saka.

Saka claimed he is “connected” to his roots in a video interview with Charles Watts, the Arsenal journalist for

“I feel blessed to be in a position where I can contribute to making the children’s lives easier and better through these surgeries.

“I still feel very connected to Nigeria. For me, it is very important to use my abilities to have a positive impact where I can and I have to say a big thank you to the whole BigShoe team for making this possible.”

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