Striker Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan – better known as Trezeguet – indicated that a heart of compassion lies behind that deadly poise in front of goal, when he recently donated $20,000 to a children’s hospital in Cairo, Egypt.
The donation was Trezeguet’s winnings from an online Garena Free Fire competition for charity. He had beaten another player, Achraf Achimi of Morocco, to the prize.
The influential Pharaohs of Egypt forward, who plays professional football with the English Premier League side Aston Villa, reportedly chose the Children Cancer Hospital in Cairo and made a personal visit to the facility.
‘This visit has been so rewarding personally,’ the Villa striker told Gulf Today. ‘When you come here and see smiles on the faces of the children, that is what really matters. You see what they are going through and they keep fighting with their families, and with the help of the people in the hospital they can recover stronger.’
He continued: ‘As someone from Egypt, the work done by the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt is very close to my heart. They play a vital role in treating children diagnosed with cancer. Donations of all sizes have been crucial in assisting the young patients, and I am humbled to be able to offer this donation to them.
‘I would also like to thank Garena Free Fire for this opportunity to raise awareness about the great work by the hospital.’