The Coronavirus keeps ravaging Asia, Europe and many parts of the world as it affects major sporting events globally. The socio-economic impact is already being felt all over as events are postponed while others completely cancelled.
It has not spared the super stars as many players and coaches have fallen victim. As a result of that, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has set up a fundraising page and pledged financial support to Unicef to help children affected by the COVID-19 virus.
Pogba after turning 27 on Sunday set up the birthday fundraiser to “help fight this war against Covid-19”. The France international says he will double the fund if his goal of £27,000 is reached.
“The impact of a large-scale outbreak, especially on poor and vulnerable children, can be immense,” Pogba wrote. “It’s my birthday and I’m always grateful that me, my family and friends are healthy. Nonetheless, not everybody is in good health right now.
“At times like this we need to come together.”
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) March 15, 2020
Although the midfielder has been out injured, his recovery process had just started at a time when the premier league was postponed to April. It is hoped by then he would have fully recovered to play again for his club which lies 5th on the table.