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Covid-19: Welbeck donates £10,000 to maternal home Ghana

Watford forward Danny Wellbeck donates to 'ghana

Danny Welbeck has donated £10,000 worth of relief to his maternal hometown in Ghana in their fight against the coronavirus.

The Watford striker, who is of Ghanian descent, has paid for food and sanitary relief for the residents of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality of Ashanti.

Welbeck has also paid for new hand sanitisers PPE equipment for the local hospital.

The England international also spoke to a number of the area’s residents through a video call, urging them to stay home in their fight against Covid-19.

Presenting the items on behalf of footballer, his aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom said, ‘Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times.

England squared up in a friendly against Ghana in 2011 which ended 1-1 with Welbeck in action for England

‘Though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the very small way that he can to support the government’s efforts in these times.’

The former Arsenal striker signed for Watford early August last year.  He scored 16 goals in 88 appearances for the Gunners.

Recall that in 2008, it was reported that the Ghana Football Association was keeping tabs on Welbeck, with a view to him representing the Ghana national team in the future, however  On 29 March 2011, Welbeck was called up to the England squad, for their friendly fixture against Ghana.

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Welbeck replaced Ashley Young in the 81st minute of a 1–1 draw with Ghana at Wembley Stadium thus putting paid to the dream of joining the Black stars.

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