Khalifa Jabbie of Sierra Leone challenged by Mxolisi Lukhele of Swaziland during the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers match between Swaziland and Sierra Leone in Somhlolo Stadium, Mbabane on the 18 May 2014
Friday Aug 18, 2017. 12:30
In the wake of mudslide which has rocked Sierra Leone, the country's international player Khalifa Jabbie has donated food and clothes to victims in Freetown.
Reports reveal that the player's donation is worth more than US $3000 and will help some of the thousands left homeless by Monday's disaster.
The BBC website has it that over 400 deaths have been confirmed so far, but that total is expected to rise as the mud is cleared.
"Upon witnessing this sad event, I thought it prudent to manifest my patriotism by donating to the flood victims," said Jabbie.
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"I'm shocked and left dumbstruck upon hearing that a mudslide had occurred. My heart goes out to the victims."
The 24-year old Jabbie, who recently left Moldovan club FC Sheriff, has urged others to donate what ever little they have to help the victims who are in desperate need.
Moreover, New England Revolution and Sierra Leone striker, Kei Kamara has called on his compatriots to pray for their country and victims of the disaster via social media from the USA.
His appeal came as the week long national mourning declared by Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma began on Wednesday.
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino and counterpart at Confederation of African Football, Ahmad, have both expressed messages of sympathy with the victims, government and the people of Sierra Leone.