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Zaha wins Award for Philanthropic Endeavour for donating 10% of his wages to Charity in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast International footballer Wilfred Zaha has been acknowledged for his humanitarian works.

The footballer who plays for Crystal Palace in the English Premier League is noted for his fancy dribbling skills.

One thing many don’t know about the Ivorian International is the charity works he does both in England and his native Ivory Coast.

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Wilfred Zaha donates 10% of his weekly £130 to charity in Ivory Coast. Large trunk of the money goes to an orphanage home operated by one of his 8 siblings.

The other goes into developing football talent so that Ivory Coast can produce many Wilfred Zaha.


In England the former Manchester United winger uses the Zaha Foundation to assist the poor and needy.

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At event where he won the Best of Africa Award for Philanthropic Endeavour, Zaha had the following to say;

“My passion for football has given me a platform to do something I love and to help others that, like me, didn’t receive any help or handouts.”

“I know what it’s like to come from nothing and not have any handouts, so I hope that what I’m doing is putting a smile on some people’s faces.”

“Realising my dreams to be a professional footballer inspires me every day to help others.”

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