EXCLUSIVE: Ghana star Muntari saves dying child with $5,000 donation for heart operation
By Patrick Akoto
Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has saved an ailing girl from death after donating a cash of $5,000 to assist her undergo heart surgery, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The 3-year-old, known as Essor, needed to cough up $5,000 to undergo surgery for a hole-in-heart problem.
Doctors have revealed she will die in the next couple of the days if her family fails to find the said amount for the operation.
The AC Milan star, who is famous for his charitable work, was touched by the emotional appeal on a local television station in his native Ghana and drove to TV Africa on his motorbike himself to make the generous offer on Wednesday, Ghana’s leading football portal can confirm.
Muntari disguised himself and went to the station without being noticed by employees.
It was only at the point of making the donation that they took notice of his presence and rushed on him for photographs.
The former Portsmouth star has been slapped with an indefinite suspension from the Black Stars after was reported to have attack a top Ghana FA official.
He is currently in Ghana on holidays and will fly out in the next couple of days.
Muntari was one Ghana’s outstanding players at the World Cup.